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From Daniel Brownridge <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] How to get out of this situation?
Date Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:39:58 GMT
I used Bloodhound as our production issue management in a small
organisation a few years back.

In many respects it worked very well but there where a few glitches that
became frustrating over time.

I gravitated towards Bloodhound as at the time it appeared to be the
best thing open source could offer as an alternative to Jira which is
what I have encountered most frequently in use in businesses.

I would support a move to python 3. In terms of changing the base I
think this is potentially a sensible idea. In terms of attracting
developers to the project Django would seem to be a very sensible
choice. This is partly coming from the fact it's what I have most
experience with but pragmatically the number of people familiar with
working on a Django project will vastly outweigh the number of people
who are familiar with the Trac code base.

I'm sure there are a myriad of other potential options too, but, if it's
not Django then whatever does become the base of the project should
ideally have a lot of common ground to provide people an easy way into
to understanding the code.

My assumption in making this point is that Bloodhound's ultimate goal is
to be the best open source bug/issue/task management tool it can be, not
to reinvent the wheel in other areas.

To put it another way, and appreciate I might be a lone voice here, I
personally don't have much appetite to become skilled in trac, because
that doesn't take me much further, but as an opportunity to keep working
with a code base (i.e. Django etc) I know is transferable I'd be much
keener to contribute.

Does this make sense to anyone?



;On 25/10/17 08:13, Allan Swanepoel wrote:
> Gary, i completely agree with you
> wouldnt we end up recreating the wheel here then?
> ; gitLab;
> just to name a few?
> On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 4:18 AM, Gary <> wrote:
>> On Mon, 23 Oct 2017, at 08:33 PM, Allan Swanepoel wrote:
>>> As a massive outsider to this project, I joined the ML in the hope to
>>> learn more about the bloodhound project, only to be met with the
>>> possible archiving of it.
>>> Please don't get the wrong impression, I enjoy python and open source
>>> as much as i enjoy contributing to OSS.
>>> I would like to raise a few troublesome concerns I would have with
>>> this project (again, this is one person):
>>> 1) Trac - the foundation of BH is still on Py2 - with basically 2 yrs
>>> until py2 is declared EOL (2020) .
>>> 2) Trac Version - Trac is on version 1.2(stable), afaik, BH has only
>>> been tested on Trac 0.11 - 0.13
>>> So, i guess my day 1 question would be how would you get Bloodhound to
>>> py3 in ~2yrs, especially if the platform its based on isnt there yet?
>> I think you make some very good points here. I would prefer to see
>> Bloodhound running on Python 3 and I am far from convinced that being
>> based on Trac will help us.
>> Although it might point to a much larger effort, I would be interested
>> in opinions on whether the community (i.e. any part of the community
>> that wants to move forward with Bloodhound) would consider moving away
>> from Trac as the base for the project.
>> Cheers,
>>     Gary

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