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Re: Cfengine bug tracker


From: Mark Burgess
Subject: Re: Cfengine bug tracker
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 11:44:28 +0100

I think the drupal site was a failure because we did not manage to
generate any content there. I suggest that we simply mirror for now
and reconsider it later

M

On Fri, 2006-01-13 at 02:29 -0800, John Sechrest wrote:
> 
> Mark Burgess <address@hidden> writes:
> 
>  % The sourcefourge drupal site seems to be broken now. Is it really any
>  % better than the broken GNU site?
> 
>  No. 
> 
>  % John Sechrest set this up. What happened to it? John? 
> 
>  The MYSQL services at sourceforge changed.
> 
>  I have to re-install with the new mysql server.
> 
> 
>  % Could we not
>  % simply mirror the html tree from www.cfengine.org? At least there would
>  % be content then.
> 
>  I have been pegged for the last month or so.
> 
>  But I am now coming up free. 
> 
>  Do you want to 
>  a) mirror
>  or 
>  b) reinstall
>  or 
>  c) try to recover the old configuration
> 
> 
>  I am willing to put in time on this next week.
> 
>  Perhaps sooner if things go well. 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>  % On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 11:34 -0800, Eric Sorenson wrote:
>  % > On Mon, 2 Jan 2006, Dave Love wrote:
>  % > 
>  % > > [ context snipped ]
>  % > >  For what it's worth, if I remember
>  % > > correctly that's a regression which I may even have failed to report
>  % > > via the useless bug address.
>  % > 
>  % > I've been mulling over this sentence since I first read it last week. 
>  % > 
>  % > Assuming you mean the SF bug tracker, to a first approximation this is 
>  % > my fault. About a year ago, I signed up to herd over the tracker, and 
>  % > I did pretty well (IMO) for most of last year. But I've recently found 
>  % > my free time has shrank from 'little' to 'less', and I'd like to 
>  % > formally pass on the torch to somebody. It's not an incredibly 
>  % > glamorous job but here are a few reasons why somebody might want to 
>  % > volunteer:
>  % > 
>  % > 1. It helps the overall project to have a centralized list of known 
>  % >    problems that are actively being worked on. (Community)
>  % > 
>  % > 2. You can help others increase their knowledge of cfengine by 
>  % >    ferreting out real bugs from user errors, and thereby gain a 
>  % >    reputation as a CfBadAss (Status)
>  % > 
>  % > 3. You will learn lots about how cfengine works under the hood, esp
>  % >    parts that you might not use yourself. If you want to become a 
>  % >    better C systems programmer, getting down-n-dirty with cfengine 
>  % >    under gdb/ddd can be a rewarding learning experience (Stimulation)
>  % > 
>  % > It doesn't have to be one person, either; Scott Lackey (slackey on 
>  % > SF/IRC) volunteered to step up, but perhaps other folks want to share 
>  % > the responsibility; I think this is a good thing to help minimize the 
>  % > single-point-of-human-failure problem. 
>  % > 
>  % > Basically all it takes is, say "Me! Me!", Mark says "OK", him or John 
>  % > Sechrest grant you admin on the SF tracker, and you go through the bug 
>  % > list and whittle it down as best you can.
>  % > 
>  % > Any takers?
>  % > 
>  % 
> 
> -----
> John Sechrest          .         Helping people use
>                         .           computers and the Internet
>                           .            more effectively
>                              .                      
>                                  .       Internet: address@hidden
>                                       .   
>                                               . http://www.peak.org/~sechrest





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