Custom Fields again

Gervase Markham gerv at
Sun Dec 15 10:34:08 UTC 2002

Joel Peshkin wrote:
> Gervase Markham wrote:
>> Joel Peshkin wrote:
>>> Using localconfig solves several problems.  If I add a field using 
>>> localconfig and run checksetup to get it into the DB, it clears up 
>> I don't understand what you mean here. Could you elaborate?
> Certainly.
> Currently, if I make my own site-specific DB fields in checksetup, I am

Ah, here's the misunderstanding. This is not a choice of "localconfig or 
checksetup" - I agree that getting people to edit checksetup is bad. But 
I think editing localconfig isn't much better. I think new bug fields 
could be defined using the Web UI, because there's no reason for them 
not to be. checksetup never needs to know about them, except in the most 
general terms.


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