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BugParade, Iconistan and the proverbial lipstick on a pig

Posted by kirillcool on May 18, 2007 at 9:34 AM PDT

It's not a big secret that a lot of people hate BugParade. It was great 10 years ago, but it's still stuck there, with complete lack of transparency, arcane voting and comment system and quite a few other problems. There are quite a few alternatives out there, and hopefully now that the open-sourcing effort is mostly behind Sun, perhaps some of the manpower will be put into retiring BugParade and replacing it by something else.

However, somebody in charge has decided to put some lipstick on the pig. Now, every bug has an Iconistan strip in the top-right corner that allows submitting a story on it to Technorati,, Digg and Slashdot. Here is an example of one such bug (all of them have the strip, even the closed ones). Does this make the system better? I don't think so. But at least now they can tell that it's modern :)

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