[GNC-dev] GnuCash Bugzilla URLs -- /bugzilla or not?

Adrien Monteleone adrien.monteleone at lusfiber.net
Thu May 10 11:02:16 EDT 2018

I like the idea to either use a sub-domain OR a sub-folder, but not both. (for the same purpose)

I suppose to stay consistent with other practices on gnucash.org, stick with the sub-domain.

My usual rule is that if you are providing something that is running a separate process from the webserver (such as a bugzilla instance, mailman, webmail, wiki, online store, etc.) then use a sub-domain. If you’re just accessing a separately organized area of the main website, use a sub-folder.

Though you could have sub-folders that are specifically for specially organized info/instances for each sub-domain as applicable. For example, if you have several help pages for BZ, those might all be collected under bugzilla.gnucash.org/help/ rather than throwing all of them at the top level.

I’m not sure how BZ is organized, but an exception to this rule might be if you maintained separate bug lists for the different branches, you might do that with sub-folders, but if you have to run separate BZ instances, then probably use another level of subdomain—i.e., bugzilla.gnucash.org/maint/ or maint.bugzilla.gnucash.org. (probably a bad example since such separation is going to be likely messy if someone files a bug under the wrong instance, but not so much if there’s one instance with branch organization, which I think is already provided from within BZ anyway)

As a side question, will this be a more up-to-date version of BZ? (is there one?) I find the organization used by current version a little cumbersome, though perhaps that might go away when this becomes a dedicated GnuCash BZ instance without any other projects.


p.s. - don’t forget if you don’t already have it, you’ll need a wildcard certificate to handle the subs.

> On May 10, 2018, at 4:52 AM, Mike Evans <mikee at saxicola.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, 10 May 2018 05:37:31 -0400
> "Derek Atkins" <derek at ihtfp.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> As you are aware, we are looking at migrating from gnome bugzilla to our
>> own instance because gnome is shutting their BZ off.  I've been working on
>> migrating the data, and have what I think is a good migration process in
>> place.  We are at the early stages of testing the migration, but I wanted
>> to open up some high-level questions to everyone.
>> My first question to you all:  The BZ URL.
>> The current URLs at gnome are bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi
>> Currently, the URLs for us are bugzilla.gnucash.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi
>> Do people care?  Do you want me to look at removing that /bugzilla in there?
>> Let me know your thoughts.  I'll post more questions later.
>> Thanks!
>> -derek
> The extra /bugzilla does seem superfluous to me.
> Mike E
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