Am Mittwoch, 6. März 2013 schrieb Richard Brown:
On 6 March 2013 19:55, Christian Boltz
BTW: One thing I forgot to mention is that we also have the
"bugreporter" package (a commandline tool IIRC).
Does anyone know how many people use it?
Hmm, I just tested it myself, and the result is:
Welcome to the submit bug report module!
The user has stored credentials.
Connecting to Novell's Bugzilla...
Package name (or '?'): libqt4-x11
Package selected: libqt4
Please enter the bug summary (should be short!)
--> test bug
Summary entered: test bug
Looking for similar existing bug reports...
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/bugzilla/base.py", line 1044,
xmlrpclib.ProtocolError: <ProtocolError for
: 403 Forbidden>
Looks like I really need to enter a bug - using the webinterface...
I assigned it to the bugreporter maintainer, but it might also be a
problem with bnc.
- We already
(looks like the "normal" interface in the first step, but you'll
see the difference after selecting a product)
I know, and it's 'not bad', and I suppose if nothing comes of this
crazy idea then sticking with what we have is 'good enough'.
But I'm not sure we should settle for good enough - seeing how
LibreOffice have done it, with bright, clean, user friendly interface,
which is as accessible as possible, I think it's worthwhile
investigating at least.
After all, bug reports don't just help us make openSUSE better, but
new bug reporters have a habit of becoming new bug testers and fixers,
and so the more friendly and welcoming we make those first
contributions to the project, the better I think we'll have capturing,
assimilating, and retaining new blood.
Fully agreed. Everything that makes contributing easier and more fun is
a "good thing"[tm].
> - unfortunately the bugzilla.novell.com
are not really
> responsive. [...]
Ahh, yeah, I'm aware of the past issues we've
had in this area. I have
two thoughts on this
1. Just because things were terrible in the past doesn't mean they are
now - a lots changed so this might be a good opportunity to reconnect
and succeed where things failed in the past.
Usually I'm an optimist and really hope you are right, but in this
specific case - hmm...
2. We might not need to worry about it anyway - If the
Assistant works as advertised, it should be possible to host it
wherever we like, and point it to BNC, without modifications needed to
This is actually how Libreoffice did it - their assistant is hosted on
while the bugzilla is on
OK, that would make things much easier.
The only problem I forsee here is that
BNC's extensive modifications might get in the way, as
freedesktop.org's bugzilla is pretty much 'vanilla'. If this happens
though, I'd like to think that modifying the Assistant would be an
option if getting modifications to BNC is not.
I'd guess/hope that the assistant does _not_ fill the HTML form
because that's just calling for trouble.
bugzilla has a XMLRPC interface (the bugreporter package uses it ),
and I seriously hope the XMLRPC interface on bnc is not customized ;-)
Using this interface is probably the best way.
 no, I didn't check the code
 well, at least it tries to use it ;-)
P.S.: Ich habe soeben mutt über Bord geworfen und bin
*Waaahhhhh* Ein Abtruenniger!!! Was is los???
[> Ratti und David Haller in suse-linux]
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