Distributed issue tracking seems like a belting idea to me, but it has never really taken off in a big way. Is there a good reason for that?
I am aware of:
- bugz everywhere
- too complex to set up
- too many requirements
- reasonably successful, used by some large projects
- tries to integrate too many things, and ends up being a slightly worse version of all of them - except maybe for the distributed issue tracking part, which is decent (probably best I have seen)
- several other smaller projects
- none of which have gained any traction
I am thinking about making my own, but before I begin, I would like to know why none of the others have taken off in a big way.
Anticipated issues: (I think they can all be overcome)
- merging distributed issues as they are updated is complex, as is merging any code files
- conversation continuity can be destroyed, as comments can come in at any time, perhaps not in the correct flow
- expectation of central server with issues up-to-date