Features for the new bugzilla?

Frans Englich englich at kde.org
Fri Sep 8 15:23:21 BST 2006

On Friday 08 September 2006 13:29, Philip Rodrigues wrote:
> Hi,
> As I guess everyone knows, there's a new server for bugs.kde.org being
> prepared, with a newer version of bugzilla installed. This seems like a
> good opportunity to discuss what additional features or changes would be
> useful in the new bugzilla installation.
> From my point of view (bug triage), some useful things would be:
> * Stock responses à la GNOME, integrated into the bugzilla:
> http://live.gnome.org/Bugsquad/TriageGuide/StockResponses
> These effectively make it easy to say "you did something wrong" in a nice
> way, with pointers to more help for the reporter (remember that bugzilla is
> a major point of contact between KDE developers and users, so we want to
> present ourselves as nice, cuddly people, right? ;-)
> * Maybe some more possible statuses: perhaps some things that are more
> specific and less combative than INVALID (NOTABUG and NOTKDE perhaps?)
> I'll leave it at that for now. Other ideas? Once we've got a reasonable
> idea of a set of useful features/changes, I'll try to produce a summary for
> the sysadmins.

It would be cool if the keywords feature[1] is used instead of tagging the 
title with various text symbols such as "JJ"(janitor job) and similar. I think 
it would make organization/searching easier. I don't think a heap of keywords 
that we think will be needed should be added, just that this feature is used 
when needed instead of title-tagging(which is rather primitive).

As Thiago says, the blocks/depends-on thingy is cool too.



For example:

and then there's the keywords field in bug reports:

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