> On Wed, 11 May 2005, Yuri Ivanov wrote:
>> Thank you VERY MUCH for help.
> Glad you finally got to the bottom of it. I know how painful it can be
> without bugzilla around.
>> Maybe I should try installing it on Linux. :-)
> With the strong caveat that I'm not an official representative of the
> bugzilla team, I would strongly encourage this. Linux is more
> efficient, secure, reliable, and far easier to remotely administer.
> MySQL and Bugzilla will certainly work on both, but the developers for
> both tend to be on Linux so there's little chance of problems introduced
> by porting to Windows. The knowledgebase for managing Windows and Linux
> is significantly different and you should probably read a bit before
> going whole hog into Linux, but odds are you'll be much happier and
> sleep better if you do. :)
There's an upside and a downside to this...
Yes, BZ runs better under *nix, and Linux especially.
The downside is that there are a lot of companies that are very, very
much Windows oriented, and are adverse to introducing new core systems
that are essential to product development.
Linux is a fairly solid server OS, but Windows is as well, it just takes
more work to make it happen for certain applications.
Hat's off to the BZ team for hitting the challenges of making Bugzilla
work on that platform.
And yes, I run Bugzilla on Linux, because it does work better, and I can
focus on implementing the requirements instead of the implementation.