Changes to the bugzilla workflow: 2 proposals

Luigi Toscano luigi.toscano at tiscali.it
Mon Dec 12 20:57:30 UTC 2016


Thomas Pfeiffer ha scritto:
> On Montag, 12. Dezember 2016 07:39:24 CET Martin Gräßlin wrote:
>> Am 2016-12-11 22:35, schrieb Luigi Toscano:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I would like to propose two changes to the Bugzilla workflow for our
>>> instance
>>> on bugs.kde.org. The two proposals are totally independent from each
>>> other.
>>>
>>> a) use the "needinfo" flag instead of the NEEDINFO status.
>>>
>>> This is implemented on various instances of bugzilla (mozilla.org,
>>> redhat.com,
>>> opensuse.org) and allows the requester to set a needinfo on one or more
>>> specific user.
>>
>> What does it mean to the state of "Open" bugs? What I like about the
>> RESOLVED NEEDSINFO is that it hides the bugs from my search lists. If
>> the bugs would still be shown, it would completely destroy the search
>> for me (KWin currently gets 1-3 crash reports by Arch users per day).
> 
> Just a maybe dumb question: Are the flag and the status mutually exclusive on 
> an installation level?
> If we make use of the flag on bugs.kde.org, are people blocked from using the 
> status?
> 
> Of course the user-facing UI of bugs.kde.org should be as similar as possible 
> across products, but since it's not the users who set the flag or status, can't 
> we just allow each project team to use what they prefer?
> 

They are independent features. While I would agree with adding more statuses
(that can be optional in the usage workflow, i.e. you can always go directly
to RESOLVED) I would personally advocate for not having to have both needinfo
options, and I think that reporting can be fixed. That said, yes, we could
enable the flag at any time.

-- 
Luigi



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