BugzillaVsOtherTools

Théo Zimmermann edited this page Sep 4, 2018 · 23 revisions

:warning: Note: This page was created to discuss the advantages and drawbacks of migrating from Bugzilla to another bug tracker. This was finally done in Oct, 2017 (see the blog post describing the migration). We are now using GitHub issues.

Advantages of Bugzilla Advantages of GitHub issues Moving everything to gitlab.com List here other bug trackers
Status quo (necessarily simpler) Issues are indexed by Google freer than github
Advanced bug state tracking (RESOLVED with <reason>, DUP, NEEDINFO, ...) #4553 will automatically link to the corresponding issue (or PR) similar advantages as github vs bugzilla
you can use deskzilla to create, modify and search bugs offline, and upload changes later "This closes #2782." in a commit message will automatically close the corresponding issue when the commit is merged
Markdown support
Possible to have a template for new issues and to show a link to CONTRIBUTING.md when this file exists
Easy to follow new bug reports (just watch the repository)
Shared permission managements
Shared milestones
Drawbacks of Bugzilla Drawbacks of GitHub issues Moving everything to gitlab.com List here other bug trackers
Very hard to understand Non-free software github already has PRs and people's accounts (but GitLab allows logging in with GitHub account)
No easy way to subscribe to new bug reports (you can subscribe to https://lists.gforge.inria.fr/mailman/listinfo/coq-bugs-redist but you'll need moderator approval) No features for asking the reporter details about the machine used, the version, etc (but the template can play this role)
No way to edit comments renumber all bugs; how to maintain correct referencing from outside or even from within the comments on bugs?
No mentions cannot give people permissions to triage bugs without at the same time giving them permission to merge PRs and push Fixed by protecting branches.
Set-up needed to be indexed by Google. See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/robots.txt

See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_issue-tracking_systems

Clone this wiki locally
You can’t perform that action at this time.
You signed in with another tab or window. Reload to refresh your session. You signed out in another tab or window. Reload to refresh your session.
Press h to open a hovercard with more details.