Bug Tracker

  • #1, by atrusFriday, 18. August 2017, 23:02 3 years ago
    Hi guys,

    Hot topic recently about the usability of the forum, which is generally good, but especially for engine issues/bugs etc, maybe we need a bug tracker. Using the forum as a bug tracker, is not ideal, and many of the issues are lost among irrelevant posts.

    One of the most common online examples:


    Appreciate your comments

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  • #2, by afrlmeFriday, 18. August 2017, 23:13 3 years ago
    Hi guys,

    Hot topic recently about the usability of the forum, which is generally good, but especially for engine issues/bugs etc, maybe we need a bug tracker. Using the forum as a bug tracker, is not ideal, and many of the issues are lost among irrelevant posts.

    One of the most common online examples:


    Appreciate your comments
    We have various bug trackers floating around, but none are public unfortunately.

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  • #3, by atrusFriday, 18. August 2017, 23:16 3 years ago
    We have various bug trackers floating around, but none are public unfortunately.
    I guess there is nothing to hide there, so would be great to make them public; even huge projects like Minecraft has a public one (btw, this is my favourite, i also use it)

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  • #4, by sebastianSaturday, 19. August 2017, 00:18 3 years ago
    We have various bug trackers floating around, but none are public unfortunately.
    I guess there is nothing to hide there, so would be great to make them public; even huge projects like Minecraft has a public one (btw, this is my favourite, i also use it)

    projects like MC have people who are actively sorting, comment, merge, etc, these opened bugs and do a lot of work to maintain these bugtrackers. 
    I guess the dev team here has not much time dealing with this extra amount of energy putting into managing a public bug tracker. Even something like an issue tracker like in git hub can be time consuming as hell if you "need" to make it working efficiently.
    But i see the point in having a public tracker, too.

    As far as i know they use the forum or direct input they get from their users and create bug-entries in their private trackers by themselve, so that they dont need to deal with proofreading, checking of legit entries, etc. If its in their tracker its a thing they know about, will hopefully fix, change or work on in the next time ... 

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  • #5, by SimonSSaturday, 19. August 2017, 00:33 3 years ago
    Since I know my team, the complete bugtracker setup and maintenance would fall to me. I don't really want to do that. I'm currently doing my own lists from items of Daedalics bugtracker and the LYRIA we set up, which had in the first concepts done by me a possibility for public use and multiple stati, then Thomas and Calli broke it down to fixed/not fixed, also it would lack user roles. And setting up JIRA is a pain in the ass, not mentioning that it's extremely expensive. I did not come across any system that is easy to use, simple to set up, has all the needed features and affordable.

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  • #6, by afrlmeSaturday, 19. August 2017, 01:22 3 years ago
    Something that would be much more useful is the ability to @ping members on here which gives them a notification to check out a specific thread/post. Well, that & sorting out the quote box so it includes the persons name who posted it, their avatar (mini-version) & the date/time the quoted message was posted.

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  • #7, by LebosteinSaturday, 19. August 2017, 13:28 3 years ago
    The wish of a Visionaire bug tracker is as old as Visionaire is. A futile wish...

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