[Qgis-developer] Qgis-Processing (former Sextante) has two bug trackers

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Wed Mar 26 09:07:27 PDT 2014

It's really easy to move existing tickets. What I was looking for but
didn't find yesterday was a way in a New Issue to assign it to a
Sub-Project. If we do that it might be easier for tickets to end up in
the right place to start.


On 03/26/2014 02:54 AM, Alexander Bruy wrote:
> Category in main QGIS tracker should be removed and all tickets
> moved into Processing subproject.
> 2014-03-26 11:46 GMT+02:00 Filipe Dias <filipesdias at gmail.com>:
>> Great, thanks Alex.
>> I see a minor issue: users who are not aware of the Processing tracker will
>> probably open tickets in the main tracker with the general category
>> Processing/Sextante and won't be able to specify which is the affected
>> backend (the Processing bug tracker has a subcategory for each backend: SAGA
>> GIS, GRASS GIS etc).
>> A possible workaround would be to replace the category Processing/Sextante
>> with Processing/SAGA GIS, Processing/R, Processing GRASS GIS etc.
>> Thanks
>> Regards
>> On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 9:31 AM, Alexander Bruy <alexander.bruy at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> thanks to Alex, now Processing/SEXTANTE bugtracker is
>>> a subproject of QGIS. All Processing tickets should be visible
>>> inside main QGIS tracker, but for submitting issue one should
>>> use Processing tracker.
>>> Please test. If this solution will not work fine for us we can always
>>> restore previous state.
>>> 2014-03-25 17:08 GMT+02:00 Alexander Bruy <alexander.bruy at gmail.com>:
>>>> +1 from me to make Processing/SEXTANTE subproject if
>>>> this keep all tickets categories and allow to see Processing
>>>> bugs among QGIS ones
>>>> 2014-03-24 21:32 GMT+02:00 Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com>:
>>>>> As a sub-project, it would show up in queries of the main QGIS ticket
>>>>> system, but at the same time be able to have it's own internal
>>>>> categories.
>>>>> This to me seems the best compromise. It's really a big plugin with a
>>>>> myriad of backends. That complexity is what makes it a little different
>>>>> from the others mentioned. The others mentioned could be sub-projects
>>>>> of
>>>>> the main QGIS too. In reality all of them are core plugins, but they
>>>>> are
>>>>> still plugins. None of them are required to make QGIS work (boot).
>>>>> Hence
>>>>> they each have their own category. The challenge here is
>>>>> Processing/Sextante(I always call it by both since I do the the
>>>>> possibility of Processing stuff that isn't sextante) needs it's own
>>>>> categories/sub-categories.
>>>>> Also it's really easy for use to try moving it to be a subproject and
>>>>> then reassess (Takes about 30 seconds to move it). If it's still not
>>>>> right then we can talk about how to move tickets.
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Alex
>>>>> On 03/24/2014 12:05 PM, Filipe Dias wrote:
>>>>>> Hi
>>>>>> I think Processing tickets should be in the main bug tracker, since
>>>>>> GDAL
>>>>>> tools, fTools and Grass plugin tickets are also there.
>>>>>> Also, Qgis-Processing is a really big (and great) feature, that
>>>>>> interests a
>>>>>> lot of users, so it makes sense to keep its tickets in the main
>>>>>> tracker.
>>>>>> Regards
>>>>>> F.
>>>>>> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 6:02 PM, Alex Mandel
>>>>>> <tech_dev at wildintellect.com>wrote:
>>>>>>> On 03/24/2014 05:10 AM, Filipe Dias wrote:
>>>>>>>> Hi
>>>>>>>> QGIS-Processing (former Sextante) has open tickets on two
>>>>>>>> bugtrackers:
>>>>>>>> - the plugin bug tracker, built when it was a plugin, but with a lot
>>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>>> active tickets -> http://hub.qgis.org/projects/sextante/activity
>>>>>>>> - the main bug tracker with a few open tickets ->
>>>>>>>> http://hub.qgis.org/projects/quantum-gis/issues
>>>>>>>> I understand those two can't be merged in one go, because the
>>>>>>>> plugin-bugtracker has categories (QGIS-Processing SAGA GIS,
>>>>>>> QGIS-Processing
>>>>>>>> GRASS GIS etc) that don't fit in the main bug tracker. But this
>>>>>>>> should be
>>>>>>>> solved ASAP, because the current situation is quite confusing
>>>>>>>> Regards
>>>>>>>> F.
>>>>>>> I'm of the opinion that the tracker should continue to be the Plugin
>>>>>>> tracker, not the main QGIS tracker. So I'd propse moving any
>>>>>>> Sextante/Processing tickets from the main or linking them into the
>>>>>>> Plugin tracker.
>>>>>>> To me it's still a plugin, just a core plugin but big enough that
>>>>>>> it's
>>>>>>> really a subproject. If we wanted to move the Plugin tracker as a
>>>>>>> sub-project of QGIS that would also make sense.
>>>>>>> Also Processing bugs aside from Processing not loading aren't
>>>>>>> showstoppers for release.
>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>> Alex

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