The darn bug tracking system.

Rob Landley rob at
Tue Aug 30 17:33:24 UTC 2005

It's been brought to my attention that my complete and utter disregard of the 
bug tracking system probably isn't a good thing.  So I went and looked at it 
again: tons of issues never brought up on the list, of course, but the 
reasons I don't like it are still there.

When I go to it shows me uclibc and buildroot issues.  
Despite each instance of the word "BusyBox" being a link (under the category 
column), and the URL there implying that it might at least sort (if not 
exclude anything that isn't BusyBox from the darn list like it's supposed 
to), clicking on this accomplishes nothing.  (Well, it reloads the page.)

Up at the top of the page there is a "category" link, but this is things like 
"Documentation", "Math Library", or "Posix Threads".  Not "don't show me 
anything but busybox bugs when I go to

I have no idea what the color coding is supposed to mean, nor why bug 349 is 
still "new" when we're up to 407.  I don't know why "resolved" bugs still 
show up in the list by default.  Bug 376 is an example where the background 
color (either Fuscia, Magenta, or some kind of neon pink) is close enough to 
the foreground color in the "category" field to be completely unreadable...

The login link is insecure, and attempting to replace the "http" in the url 
with "https://" does not give a happy result.  I'm assuming that if I logged 
in there might be some way to email bug submitters, but this is a wild guess 
on my part.

I figured out how to get it to show me more than 50 results at a time (if the 
list is too long that means we need to close bugs, not that we need to view 
small chunks of it).  And I found the "projects" pulldown in the upper right 
corner, but when I use that to select "busybox" it gives me a COMPLETELY 
DIFFERENT DISPLAY, one which only shows 10 bugs at a time and has no obvious 
way to show more, or to not do the 2 column thing...

How do _other_ people use this thing?


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