March 02, 2003
Search for Reporting System
Well, the search for the right bug reporting system may be coming to a close. After bashing Bugzilla one to many times I got bombed with links to ways to clean it up. The best one came from Cuvarak who introduced me to customized templates in Bugzilla. Now, I will be honest and say I haven't actually TRIED them yet, but it sounds like it is bang on. One of my biggest compliants about Bugzilla is the fact I had to (or more to the point have others on the team) modify the friggen perl to simply change the behaviour of the look/feel and interaction. No more. It is a simple modification of the templates. The templates are done using the Template Toolkit which is a standard CPAN module for Perl that handles templates. I have seen a bunch of programs using it, and I was happy to learn that Bugzilla adopted this format instead of making their own.
I am awaiting some hardware and will then get a chance to try this out and hopefully get it going. It will be great to get a bug tracking system up as right now I am doing it all through email and its just not as efficient. With the sounds of how the templating works though, I will be able to make simple reporting forms to my liking for people to use. Perhaps I can even get the interaction as FogBUGZ does to accomplish the goals I am looking for.
Been working on a script for a flash presentation I am setting up. Only major issue is that of recording speech as I get this ready to go. Limos has a few ideas on how to get some professional quality recordings and hopefully will help me out in that regard in the next week. Would be great to get some professional advice from him and his crew who do a lot of sound through the church. Not all of us get to jump on sound boards and know how to filter out the cracking sound that the stupid mikes do. And I don't care what anyone says... those $30 dollar mics at London Drugs don't cut it. I've tried every damn sound program out there... the input still sucks.
On that note, I need to get back to the script. I want to make sure I got it all done before I have to record my golden^H^H^H^H^professio^H^H^H^radio^H^H^H^H... pathetic voice in the voice overs. *sigh*Posted by SilverStr at March 2, 2003 09:25 PM