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[PATCH] ftpd: RETR of a directory should fail



On 05/06/2010 02:33 PM, Sebastian Huber wrote:
> On 05/06/2010 02:12 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>    
>> On 05/06/2010 01:48 PM, Sebastian Huber wrote:
>>      
>>> On 05/06/2010 01:42 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>>
>>>        
>>>> On 05/06/2010 01:27 PM, Sebastian Huber wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>          
>>>>> Please do not send patches to this mailing list.  Instead they should
>>>>> go into
>>>>> the bugzilla data base:
>>>>>
>>>>>            
>>>> Sebastian, no idea were you've got this idea from.
>>>>
>>>>          
>>> It just makes sense.
>>>
>>>        
>> Many projects will disagree with you.
>>
>> The traditional arguments against bugzilla (floating around ever since
>> bugzilla exists):
>> - It requires a log-in. Many users refuse to get one.
>>      
> Yes, this is annoying, but it is only a configuration issue.
Not only this, it also is a matter of spam prevention.

>    For FreeBSD it is
> possible to send bug reports without a log in (they use Gnats).
>
>    

>> - It means additional bureaucracy / overhead.
>>      
> Yes, but this overhead helps to track the patches and reports.
>
>    

Bugzilla has it's use-case: Bug tracking. I.e. to report bugs, esp. in 
cases when no immediate patch is around.

For reviewing patches, bugzilla doesn't add any value in comparison to 
posting to lists.

Finally, "patch-tracking" in general - Whether this makes any sense at 
all is highly questionable.
Forcing/pushing around people to use bugzilla to submit patches 
certainly can be considered to rude and unfriendly.


>> - It means having http:-access
>> - It's ui and usabilty leaves much to be desired.
>>      
> Yes, it is not perfect.  I am not a Bugzilla expert, but Gnats has also an
> email interface (and more).
>    
Bugzillas internals are a real mess, customizing it is a night-mare.

GNATS once was easy to maintain/customize, but it was unstable and had 
an effectively dead upstream. I don't know if this situation meanwhile 
might have changed (http://www.gnu.org/software/gnats/ indicates GNATS 
is dead).

Openly said, I am really surprised, anybody is still using GNATS, 
because most users switched away from it
(RTEMS was one of them - IIRC, we switched away from GNATS to bugzilla 
in 2005).

Ralf