Closing PRs

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Mon Mar 13 14:38:59 UTC 2006

Jerry Needell wrote:

> Joel - What tracking system do you plan to replace GNAT's with? - Jerry

We really haven't decided.  We have internal experience with Bugzilla
and I know it can handle gcc's load.  Ralf has suggested RT
( which I have only briefly looked at so far.

The driving issue is a pending RTEMS server upgrade which will
require resetting things up and our belief that GNATS is in decline
as a supported project.  Bugzilla seems to be getting GNATS users.

Converting the current GNATS PRs to the new system is an issue.
GNATS 4.x->Bugzilla does not appear to have scripts yet.


> Joel Sherrill wrote:
>> Hi,
>> There are a lot of PRs in the RTEMS GNATS database that
>> I suspect need to be closed.  I have been working backwards
>> through it trying to reduce the number of open PRs.  Please
>> help by closing PRs that you know are irrelevant if you have
>> write permission.
>> Please, please help close PRs.
>> IMO GNATS has been superceded by other PR tracking systems.
>> When it gets to the top of the sysadmin list, the RTEMS
>> server will be upgraded.  I cannot find a way to automate
>> the conversion of GNATS 4.x databases to anything else.
>> So I am prone to say the GNATS DB will be dead at that point
>> and we will be starting over.
>> We may keep it around as a read-only resource but that's it.
>> So please pitch in and let's close some PRs.
>> --joel

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