corporate win--their requirements

Myk Melez myk at
Mon Oct 7 20:23:00 UTC 2002

Joel Peshkin wrote:

> Myk Melez wrote:
>> <snip>
>> I suspect not.  Although that bug is the right approach for 
>> tech-saavy users and installations with large groups of potential 
>> assignees (like b.m.o), pull-down menus with visible choices and no 
>> way to enter a wrong value are much easier to use.
> Point taken on the ease of use, but I found that it only took about 
> 100 users before drop-downs started getting clunky and making the 
> tech-saavy users wish for wildcards.  (or substrings)

Agreed, but I think in this case every bug will only have a small number 
of potential assignees, since each development group will be responsible 
for bugs in its product (which is fundamentally different from an open 
source organization where anyone could potentially fix a bug anywhere in 
the code).

The trick will be how to define these small groups of people (per 
product/component/sub-component?) and how to handle exceptions.


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