gerv at mozilla.org
Thu Oct 17 07:04:40 UTC 2002
We need to decide what is, and isn't going to be on the default
Until post_bug and process_bug are combined, at which point enter_bug
can contain any fields that the admin desires, we have the problem that
everything on the enter_bug screen requires duplicated code. It is also
the case that we want to avoid over-complicating this screen - for
example, the add-attachment interface is never going to appear there.
We've been fending off suggestions ("Checkbox - vote for this bug") for
a while now.
It used to be the case that after you filed a bug, you had to click the
link and wait for it to load before making any further changes. Now, the
bug itself is output after the "bug added" message, so complaints in old
bugs like "It is a multiple step process instead of one" no longer
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=112373 has just been checked
in, adding dependencies to the enter_bug page - this has resulted in a
400-line, 16k patch! And bug 112373 is the only bug I have ever seen
requesting this feature - keywords, on the other hand, were requested by
several people, the bug had 8 duplicates and it was an 80-line, 2k patch.
I think we should declare a moratorium on further complication of the
enter_bug page (given the ease with which fields can be changed
immediately after filing), and give serious consideration to backing out
the dependencies patch.
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