Features for the new bugzilla?

Nicolas Goutte nicolasg at snafu.de
Sat Sep 9 09:36:42 BST 2006

On Friday 08 September 2006 16:23, Frans Englich wrote:
> 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).

I second that too. For anything like bug triage, this is highly necessary, as 
people can add keywords when they have put an example or a test case, instead 
of modifying the title of the bug report.

But sure, we would need to standardize common keywords used in KDE Bugs or it 
would become useless too. But the JJ example is good. ("needinfo"  could be a 
keyword too if it is not becoming a bug state.)

> As Thiago says, the blocks/depends-on thingy is cool too.
> Cheers,
> 		Frans
> 1.
> For example:
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/describekeywords.cgi
> and then there's the keywords field in bug reports:
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=3674

As far as I knew, OpenOffice.org had made efforts in that direction too but I 
have no link at hand.

Have a nice day!

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