Bugzilla is a “Defect Tracking System”, which allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Well,
Subversion (SVN) is a version control system used to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, documents, web pages, and libraries.
Although, these two applications are extensively used in standalone mode and rarely in integrated mode — at walking tree we realized that the real beauty is in having SVN integrated with the Bugzilla. It immediately provides us following advantage:
1) We exactly know the code which has been checked-in for a given issue (0r shall I call it which bug ID)
2) As a developer working on code fix, it always helps me to see a consolidated comments — instead of scanning through my past mails
3) The dependency among the code let us know about the dependency among the issues. Thus it provides great input to the deployment team.
Isn’t that really cool? Well, specially for a process oriented organization like Walking Tree, this was a needed integration.
Thank you Ajit for making life easier for the Walking Tree developers. This will help us in having better control on our product development. It will also help us in sharing information transparently with our customers.