myk at mozilla.org
Tue Oct 22 01:13:29 UTC 2002
Gervase Markham wrote:
> Anyway, I think that we should standardise on the Product as the
> granularity for all granular settings. Benefits:
> - never a need for a second "changing" screen when changing product.
> - simplicity in code (single variable to check) and database
> - consistent story to tell customisers
> - it makes semantic sense
These are all valid considerations, but most of them are about how we
would like to perceive Bugzilla rather than how it could be most useful
to us. I too would like Bugzilla to be simple, consistent, and
semantically sensible, but I'd rather have it be messy, inconsistent,
and doing the things I need it to do.
Bugzilla's feature set grows primarily through the needs of its
installations, and there's already been at least one demonstrated need
for component-level specificity, not to mention lots of examples where
even product-level specificity is not needed or is of such low priority
that no one does it despite us all having talked about it for years.
We might (and do, I think, through discussions and the "make everything
product-specific" bug 106592) promulgate this approach as a general
principle, but we shouldn't block our developers and installations from
deviating from it when necessary and useful.
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