[IPython-dev] Bug handling: launchpad, github, other?

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Thu Apr 15 22:17:43 CDT 2010


On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 7:01 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> If we end up with GH, these are good references to have, if nothing
>> else, to file as requests with their system.
>
> Well, not quite. Like I said, Google Code's labels only look like labels. They
> are actually flexible, possibly ad hoc, field-based metadata (or can be; some of
> the labels are just labels). For example, you could have a DueBy field with
> labels like DueBy-2010-04-15. In the table view, a DueBy column would appear,
> and 2010-04-15 would appear in the cell for that issue. With GitHub's labels,
> every single DueBy-<date> label would appear in the list of available labels.
> That would quickly make an unusable UI.

I perhaps didn't express myself clearly, what I meant was: asking GH
to provide support for the Google model of 'labels' that actually hide
key/value pairs in CamelCase-value syntax.  I actually really like
this solution by google: people who just want labels can have them,
and those who would like a real key/value structure can also define it
quite simply.

They've even thought of single/multi valued label handling, and
apparently provide control over that.

In summary, I really really do like that issue tracker design a lot,
many thanks for pointing that out.

Take care,

f


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