curious: why use own hosting rather than github?

Nathan Lilienthal nathan at
Fri May 22 03:48:17 CEST 2020

I think one of the main issues here is that people hate email. I'm not
sure how to solve this, but it is desperately in need of a solution.

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 10:35 AM Allan Odgaard <lists+pass at> wrote:
> On 21 May 2020, at 17:51, Rémi Lapeyre wrote:
> > A bug tracker (which can be used in foss, even when using cgit) would
> > give the answer immediately and I wouldn’t be afraid that those
> > patches will be forgotten and stay forever in the mailing list archive
> > without being ever committed.
> Many bug trackers are just databases of hundreds if not thousands of
> issues with a lot of “+1” or “bump” comments.
> The big advantage of a mailing list compared to a bug tracker is that
> many users with an interest in the software will subscribe to the
> mailing list, and here they will often reply to messages from other
> users with “issues”, even review and comment on pull requests
> (several patches sent to this list has gone through revisions based on
> input from other subscribers, with no interaction from Jason).
> There is very few people who would subscribe to a pass bug tracker and
> help out users, or do impromptu reviews of pull requests.
> So this list decrease the amount of work Jason has to do (responding to
> users), and it ensures that patches are put in front of more eyeballs,
> which is especially good with pass supporting platforms that Jason do
> not himself use (AFAIK).
> Unfortunately though Jason is not the best at acknowledging patches, it
> does seem like we do lose some patches, though maybe he is just busy and
> he does flag all emails with patches, and a bug tracker wouldn’t
> necessarily solve anything: I submitted a patch for WebKit 7 years ago
> (fixing a bug), bumped it 4 years ago, and that issue is still open.

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