Bug 47244 - make it configurable to use other BTS'
Summary: make it configurable to use other BTS'
Alias: None
Product: kbugbuster
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.2
Platform: Debian testing Linux
: NOR wishlist (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martijn Klingens
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-08-30 22:33 UTC by Tomas Pospisek
Modified: 2006-04-27 10:54 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Tomas Pospisek 2002-08-30 22:21:20 UTC
(*** This bug was imported into bugs.kde.org ***)

Package:           kbugbuster
Version:           3.0.2 (using KDE 3.0.3 )
Severity:          wishlist
Installed from:     (testing/unstable)
Compiler:          gcc version 2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease)
OS:                Linux (i686) release 2.4.18
OS/Compiler notes: 

KBugBuster rules. It saves me real time. It'd be so nice if I could
also use it for my Debian work. So it'd be brilliant if one could
configure the BTS that gets accessed (I hear KDE uses Debian's BTS).


(Submitted via bugs.kde.org)
(Called from KBugReport dialog)
Comment 1 Simon Hausmann 2002-09-14 23:51:09 UTC
KBugBuster accesses the BTS by parsing the output from the web server, the  
html output. Unfortunately the KDE BTS was quite customized and based on a  
rather old version of debbugs, so it's not really compatible with the current  
debian BTS. Making it work with debbugs would require additional modifications 
in kbb. 
Comment 2 Cornelius Schumacher 2002-09-22 02:41:52 UTC
KDE has changed to Bugzilla as bug tracking system. KBugBuster now also has 
been adapted to work with Bugzilla. This means that there won't be support for 
the Debian BTS anymore. KBugBuster will eventually turn into a generic Bugzilla 
frontend, though. 
Comment 3 Tomas Pospisek 2002-09-22 15:28:55 UTC
Ummm... since you seem to be dropping Debian style BTS support and I really like kbugbuster as a frontend I'm pondering what to do next.  I have looked at kbugbusters code and it doesn't seem top be overly complex.  If you guys [want|are going] to push kbugbuster into the direction of a Bugzilla specific frontend then in order to have a Debian BTS frontend forking kbugbuster off from the 3_1_BETA would be the appropriate thing to do I guess.  On the other side - if you'd like the idea of having a generic BTS frontend, then it could be nice to add Debian BTS support to kdebugbuster and to keep the inderlying infrastructure reasonably generic.  As I've said, I'm looking at the code and thinking which won't necessarily result in action, but it might as well. So I _would_ like to hear your plans and opinion on my idea.  Ciao and thanks a lot, *t  
Comment 4 Cornelius Schumacher 2002-09-23 00:58:37 UTC
I have tagged KBugBuster with "make_it_bugzilla" before starting the port to Bugzilla, so this could serve as a starting point for a fork aimed at the Debian BTS. I don't think it makes much sense to keep kbugbuster abstract enough to be able to work with the Debian BTS and Bugzilla with the same code. At least I don't intend to do anything into that direction.