Christian Reis kiko at
Thu Oct 24 00:52:31 UTC 2002

On Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 05:29:36PM -0700, Myk Melez wrote:
> Gervase Markham wrote:
> > Are you talking about flag types here? Where is the demonstrated need 
> > for component-level specificity?
> There are (at least) two:
> The "" product, "CVS Account Requests" component requires 
> users to vouch for other users requesting CVS access.  A "vouch" flag 
> type would work well in this situation, but only if it can be restricted 
> to that component.
> Some Mozilla modules, like the JS Engine, no longer require 
> super-review, so components in Bugzilla specific to those modules 
> shouldn't display the "super-review" flag.

To chip in, these are quite valid usage scenarios, and we definitely
should accomodate this. The problem with them is just thinking up a way
to make both the UI and the backend unhorrible, but that shouldn't be a
reason to say no to them. 

> > Indeed. My proposal was not to eliminate global parameters :-) It was 
> > more to suggest that we make "per-product" and "global" the only two 
> > valid values for a specificity.
> And I am (once again) dismayed at the Bugzilla community's proclivity to 
> establish rules for Bugzilla development whose significant effect will 
> be to make it unnecessarily less flexible.

C'mon Myk, it's just normal feature discussion, don't be like that, we
get your point :)

Take care,
Christian Reis, Senior Engineer, Async Open Source, Brazil. | [+55 16] 261 2331 | NMFL

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