[core libraries] Core libraries bug tracker

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Mon Aug 4 16:24:35 UTC 2014

On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM, Simon Peyton Jones <simonpj at microsoft.com>

>  Edward, and core library colleagues,
> This came up in our weekly GHC discussion
> ·         Does the Core Libraries Committee have a Trac?  Surely, surely
> you should, else you’ll lose track of issues.
> ·         Would you like to use GHC’s Trac for the purpose?   Advantages:
> o   People often report core library issues on GHC’s Trac anyway, so
> telling them to move it somewhere else just creates busy-work --- and maybe
> they won’t bother, which leaves it in our pile.
> o   Several of these libraries are closely coupled to GHC, and you might
> want to milestone some library tickets with an upcoming GHC release
> ·         If so we’d need a canonical way to identify tickets as CLC
> issues.  Perhaps by making “core-libraries” the owner?  Or perhaps the
> “Component” field?
> ·         Some core libraries (e.g. random) have a maintainer that isn’t
> the committee.  So that maintainer should be the owner of the ticket. Or
> the CLC might like a particular member to own a ticket.  Either way, that
> suggest using the “Component” field to identify CLC tickets
> ·         Or maybe you want a Trac of your own?
> The underlying issue from our end is that we’d like a way to
> ·         filter out tickets that you are dealing with
> ·         and be sure you are dealing with them
> ·         without losing track of milestones… i.e. when building a
> release we want to be sure that important tickets are indeed fixed before
> releasing
> Simon
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+1 for the general concept of an issue tracker, and +0.5 on doing it as
part of the GHC tracker. That seems like it will be the most useful place
to track issues, but I don't feel *that* strongly on it versus other

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