[RFC] bugzilla import finished for the moment

Stephan Kulow coolo at kde.org
Fri Aug 23 08:18:40 BST 2002

On Friday 23 August 2002 01:45, Gervase Markham wrote:
> Stephan Kulow wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > Please check out bugzilla.kde.org.
> Just a quick note: I'm one of the Bugzilla maintainers (and a KDE user);
> Telsa, who works on Gnome, tipped me off that you were thinking of
> migrating. I just wanted to say that I'm happy to answer questions any
> of you might have about how to do any customisations - our experience is
> that there's always an easier way than the one you first think of :-)
> The newsgroup news://news.mozilla.org/netscape.public.mozilla.webtools
> is also a good place.
> To quickly respond to some of the points in the very long thread:
> - Bugzilla's UI is completely customisable using templates. If the
> search form is too complex, you can remove bits - or have simple and
> advanced versions.
> See http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/query.cgi?format=classic and
> http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/query.cgi
> for a demonstration. The classic version is from before a usability
> rewrite.
> - It's possible to have anonymous bug submission with a tiny bit of
> hacking, if you want it. But forcing logins does improve report quality.
> - Fenris (the Loki Bugzilla fork) is no longer maintained or supported.
> The team maintaining Loki's code recommend Bugzilla.
> If anyone has any other questions, let me know. I'm on holiday for a
> week from tomorrow, but hope to still be able to read and send mail.
Actually the biggest missing feature is the one GNOME hacked in. You can't
have a development mailing list assigned to an account, so you need some
other kind of alias how to define the initial owner. Or an automated Cc
per product would do it.

Greetings, Stephan

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