Where is the Github Issue Tracker?


(Michael) #1

Just saw that the Issue Tracker on github is gone. Even old github-notifications link to a 404-Page, as if the Issue Tracker was completely deleted.

Haven’t found a post here on that. Can you tell me why that happend?


(Michael Downey) #2

(Jeff Atwood) #3

It was not deleted, just disabled. We got tired of tracking things in two places, most “bugs” (and I use this term generously) require discussion and belong here.


(Michael) #4

Ah ok, thank you.
Understandable but a kind of sad too - I like(d) the “overall github experience”.


(Sam Saffron) #5

I don’t understand why though, we kept forgetting about issues raised on github.


(Karma Kolabor) #6

How to filter for open / closed bugs or bug categories?
There are many things that a specialized tool like github (or any self-hosted tool like e.g. redmine) can do that are not here.
For me this feels very arkward - it reminds me of the “old days” when many people especially in the php world were abusing their forum software to mimic a bug tracker, but never got to a point where a bug tracker could really be replaced. Discussions taking place in github issues are ok, btw.
Not using a real bug tracker is a big drawback for any open source project.
Discourse may be ok as a forum replacement, but it can not replace a bug tracker.


(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #7

https://meta.discourse.org/search?q=status%3Aclosed%20category%3Abug%20banana


(Karma Kolabor) #8

OK, that filter options should be visible in the GUI of course.
However, still far away from having feature parity with a real bug tracker.
I am still not convinced.

Abusing a forum as a feature and bug tracker is a first class coding horror example.
This could only be topped maybe by, uhmmm… , yes, maybe by writing an API for your software without machine readable documentation. Or by abusing a forum thread as API documentation.
These are very bad php-isms from the last decade and we do not want to see this anymore.


(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #9

Please note that Github issues aren’t perfect either, see the Dear GitHub drama from last weeks.

Here Discourse (as a company) is just dog fooding. Nothing stops you from asking the devs via Twitter, E-mail or Letter.

Also, there are some plugins that want to add stuff like UserVoice, Up/Downvote, and Must Have +1 and bug/feature tracker functions.

Maybe when some plugin with those functions is mature enough it can be activated here on meta!1

1 - they did this briefly with Bable, although my plugins with awesome 90’ signatures isn’t enabled yet :sadpanda:


(Sam Saffron) #10

We tried Github issues and it failed miserably for our project. Issues were lost and not handled for months.

The benefit of having the issues close to the people who triage and fix them far outweigh the benefits of a bug tracker that ticks all the bug tracker boxes.