On Aug 14, 2012, at 11:56 AM, John Yeates wrote:
Would you prefer things like this to be reported
through GitHub in the future, BTW? (It was still sufficiently new for TM2 that I forgot it
was an option :)
I much prefer (real) email!
The issue tracker at GitHub is akin to forcing me to use a webmail client with all the
inefficiencies that comes with working in a web UI dealing with lots of data.
If you look at closed issues
you can quickly
calculate that roughly every second hour some user “force” me to go to a web interface and
click around to indicate that the user’s problem/question has been resolved. Sure, I could
just ignore it or delay it, and then have an online inbox overflowing and only accessible
25 items at a time…
Just my two cents…
For the records, the GitHub team does marvellous work, and it’s no rant against their
issue tracker in particular, their implementation is quite good and have limited email
integration, it’s just a general observation.
Perhaps instead of the current email integration the GitHub team could actually do an IMAP
interface to the issues, so I wasn’t locked into their (web) app.