[cldp] Re: issues

  • From: "Benjamin Rich" <benjamin.rich@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cldp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 07:46:09 +1000

Karol,

On 4/20/06, Karol Pietrzak (RIT Student) <kap4020@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cldp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Benjamin Rich
> Sent: Tue 4/18/2006 11:29 PM
> To: cldp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [cldp] Re: issues
>
> > > P.S. Are there any chances of getting a Track installation on the webpage?
> > > Free Wiki included. :)
> > What exactly is track btw? =P
>
> > I'll check it out, the new host (which I've just moved over to in the
> > last hour =) seems to only provide the usual, phpbb forum, mediawiki,
> > etc. - I'll see if we can get a Track installation on there, probably
> > manually. Shoul be a breeze since we now have shell access and no more
> > cpanel crap to worry about.
>
> I'm glad you asked. :)  Trac [1] is defined by its creators as follows:
>
> """
> Trac is an enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development 
> projects.
>
> Trac uses a minimalistic approach to web-based software project management. 
> Our mission; to help developers write great software while staying out of the 
> way. Trac should impose as little as possible on a team's established 
> development process and policies.
>
> All aspects of Trac have been designed with one single goal, to simplify 
> tracking and communication of software issues, enhancements and monitoring 
> overall progress.
> """
>
> All that sounds great, but the screenshots page 
> [http://www.edgewall.com/trac/screenshots.html] gives some very good 
> information.
>
> In reality, it appears to me that it works very well in managing software.  
> You get instant progress reports, and stuff like, "You are 76% into release 
> 1.2".
>
> The Autopackage team is transitioning to one:
>
> https://adidas.servegame.org/projects/autopackage
>
> For example, check out this page specifically:
>
> https://adidas.servegame.org/projects/autopackage/roadmap
>
> If not Trac, then something else, but I feel strongly about some kind of 
> project management software.
>
> As someone who is currently looking around for some open-source project to 
> contribute to (especially for Google's Summer of Code), the lack of some kind 
> of electronic project management is a huge turn off.  It makes it extremely 
> difficult for a newcomer to contribute, even if they become "officially" part 
> of the team.  I have found this to be very true in both Free, open-source and 
> in-house, commercial settings.
>
>
> [1] http://www.edgewall.com/trac/

Sounds great, I agree - will try and get a version of this installed soon.

> P.S. There's a spelling mistake at 
> http://linux-platform.org/bricklayer/index.php: "depdency"

Will fix.

> P.S.S.  I apologize for not responding to the entire email; rest assured, 
> that will come later this week. :)

'salright =)

-Ben
>

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