enter_bug page

Jeff Hedlund jeff.hedlund at matrixsi.com
Thu Oct 17 12:50:17 UTC 2002

Gervase Markham wrote:
> 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 
> really apply.

It still is a multiple step process, though.  I feel like anything that 
an advanced user would immediately (and often) change upon entering the 
bug should be [allowable] on the enter_bug page.  It reduces bug mail 
and makes the entering of the bug a much simpler process.

> 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 - 

I actually patched 112373 in order to patch 
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=141175.  So there are at 
least two bugs for this feature (well, at least one requiring it).

> 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.

I'm good with the moratorium, until we combine the process_bug and 
post_bug and create an interface to allow arbitrary fields to the front 
page.  (BTW- Here is a meta bug tracking fields to be added to the enter 
bug page:  http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=165025)

I'd like to keep the 112373 patch in, so that 141175 can be patched.  I 
think keeping 112373 in will help the process_bug/post_bug combination 
patch, since it adds some features that have never been on post_bug 
before like logging activity of another bug.

Letting my voice be heard :)


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