rra at stanford.edu
Sat Mar 2 16:42:44 UTC 2002
Forrest J Cavalier <mibsoft at epix.net> writes:
> I agree web interfaces are clunky for initial import. So.... I wrote a
> wrapper that allows me to import items written like this:
> [debug]2002-03-01 Fix A */
> [coded]2002-03-01 B was fixed, need to test */
> [debug]2002-03-01 Fix C.
> Need more details? These lines go into
> the description.
> [wish]2002-03-01 Sure would be nice to have D. */
> In this form, I can make short lists without much interruption to what I
> am doing. (The */ termination is so that I can write them within the
> comments in code I am working on at the time.) I then import into the
> tracking system in small batches when convenient.
That sounds really good. In fact, long-term, we could even think about
doing that rather than putting FIXME comments in code. Hm. (I have vague
ideas of possible potential uses there.)
> I use the web interface to query, set categories, adjust priorities,
> mark items closed, etc. The CGI allows you to select items and update
> fields in batches, instead of individual record editing.
Oh, that sounds really good.
> I'll plan to get a functional version working so you can see it and
> evaluate it. (I need to do it for one of my projects anyway, so getting
> a set up for INN shouldn't be too much extra work.)
Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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