[Exherbo-dev] BUGS_TO, again

Heiko Becker heirecka at exherbo.org
Mon May 11 20:32:00 UTC 2020


I'd like to suggest the removal of BUGS_TO. It's not entirely clear what 
its intended usage was or should be. Which is one of the reasons this came 
up in the past [1]. Obviously it doesn't help that it isn't documented very 
well in e-f-s. We never really used Bugzilla, where it could've served as 
assigne. Even if we assume that it is meant as a field pointing to a 
contact (which came up in the ancient thread above), it's not unlikely to 
contain something like replica at exherbo.org, who hasn't committed anything 
since almost 10 years. In my opinion git log <package> (or git blame for 
specific parts) has much better chances to give you relevant information.

So, we have something with unclear semantics, that doesn't provide very 
useful information in the first place, tends to run out-of-date and needs 
maintenance while better information is automatically available and on top 
of that it is scarcely documented. Sounds like a sure candidate for removal 
to me.

If nobody says something about this, I'll remove it everywhere in > 1 



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