Changes to the bugzilla workflow: 2 proposals

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Mon Dec 12 18:28:26 UTC 2016


On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 6:23 AM, Luigi Toscano <luigi.toscano at tiscali.it> wrote:
> On Monday, 12 December 2016 18:13:57 CET Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
>> On Mon, 12 Dec 2016, David Edmundson wrote:
>> > In terms of bugzilla workflow, we need to indicate 3 possible states of
>> >
>> > who we are waiting on:
>> >  - needs bugzilla input from a developer (current unconfirmed)
>> >  - needs bugzilla input from the reporter (current needsinfo)
>> >  - doesn't require any further bugzilla input (current confirmed/resolved
>> >
>> > as appropriate)
>>
>> But are the states just there to reflect that we're waiting on something?
>>
>> > I don't think it can be done in any fewer statuses, and I don't really see
>> > how it requires any more.
>>
>> As I said before, and I handle the second-biggest KDE project in terms of
>> new bugs per year, my workflow would be easier with more states, and I'll
>> describe them, instead of using existing terms:
>
> I think that David was talking about the "needinfo" condition.
>
>>
>> [...]
>> On a tangent, but something I've wanted to bring up for long time...
>>
>> Yeah, they're nuts. Well, maybe not nuts, but bugzilla is a poster-child
>> of rudeness towards people who want to help. RESOLVED/WONTFIX, RESOLVED/
>> INVALID -- that all reads as "BUGGEROFF/YOUIDIOT.
>
> This is not bugzilla "per se". We can't change the name of the resolution.
> I've seen CANTFIX otherwise, but of course we can find more friendly values.

Resolution names can be fully customised if need be, please see
attached screenshots.
Only the ones marked "Non-deletable" cannot be altered.

I suspect if we were to change the "Start" to another state
temporarily, we'd be allowed to rename UNCONFIRMED.

>
> --
> Luigi

Cheers,
Ben
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