Command Line Interface : LUSENET : Joel on Software : One Thread

Does FogBUGZ provide command line interface? It is crucial issue in order to perform easy integration of FogBUGZ with the other tools we use. Thanks

-- Anonymous, November 23, 2000


Joel mentions that many companies have internally-developed bug- tracking and issue-tracking tools. It's a safe bet that most of these tools were developed with the specific needs and requirements of the company in mind. As Alik mentioned, one of his company's requirements would be a command-line interface for bug tracking and CVS. At first glance, it appears that FogBUGZ doesn't provide this, though I don't think it would be too difficult to implement, as long as the back end of FogBUGZ is built using technology that makes it adaptive enough to support it.

The company I work for is currently using a highly-customized version of Bugzilla that we've managed to hook up to a whole set of other open source project management tools, mostly written in Java servlets (like FogBUGZ, all browser-based). But this Bugzilla hack is only temporary until Scarab (a web-based bug-tracking tool written in Java) is at a point where it can be integrated with the rest of the project management tools.

FogBUGZ looks like a pretty useful tool. I especially like how Joel and FogCreek have limited the amount of functionality you can do on a per-screen basis. This is the exact opposite of Bugzilla, in which the end user is overwhelmed with functionality. The sheer number of form elements on the bug entry page is mindnumbing and very confusing.

-- Anonymous, November 23, 2000

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-- Anonymous, November 29, 2000

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