[PC-BSD Dev] 9.2 Bug reporting tool

Fabrizio Parrella fabrizio at bibivu.com
Fri Jan 18 08:57:42 PST 2013

I do believe that TRAC have quite a bit of very useful hooks that can be 
used to create/edit/solve tickets with other "events"

For example I do use a hook that update comments to tickets or even 
closes them when I commit code into my SVN repository.  I bet a simple 
hook can be created to create tickets when a database entry is found, 
and the tool can simply add an entry to a different public database, the 
script will read such entry and delete the entry once processed and then 
use the TRAC API to create the ticket and do the necessary 

Another example would be to create a script that read a POP3 email 
address parse the content to find a specific sentence (to avoid SPAM 
parsing) and have the tool simply send the email with such sentence 
(could be via EMAIL client or even better via sendmail or the installed MTA)

I already wrote a script that reads and parse emails with PHP, it will 
be very easy to modify it to do a different parsing and then pass the 
content to the TRAC hook, let me know if you are interested in it.


On 01/18/2013 11:47, Kris Moore wrote:
> On 12/30/2012 04:11, Alexander Yerenkow wrote:
>> 30.12.2012 5:18, Justin Muniz пишет:
>>> Hello everyone. I am looking to volunteer my time and skills to help
>>> the project. I think that PC-BSD is great and I could use the
>>> experience. I have looked though the code base and checked out the to
>>> do list.
>> Hello Justin!
>> That's just great!
>> I had same idea years ago, but I lacked time then.
>> My idea was make very easy, very simple bug reporting, which could
>> allow full bug reports, and also one-liners.
>> This could be made as KDE plasmoid (at start), and integrated either
>> in screen corner/side, or into tray.
>> It could be great to have click tray -> New bug -> window popping out.
>> There you immmediately in simple mode, which means that there is only
>> textarea and checkbox ticked "include my hw/OS info".
>> The "bug" created this way is sent somewhere to PC-BSD's web acceptor.
>> Also, complex mode could be made with a lot of options to chose, like
>> what subsystem, what cause, what do you think of
>> workarounds, etc.
>> What do you think about this ways? :)
> I think this could be very useful. Do you know if we could integrate it
> with our trac.pcbsd.org database? It would be cool if the user could
> submit a bug report with log files, and have it automatically create a
> trac ticket :)

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