Comments for CVS -> Bugzilla Gateway part 2

Tara Hernandez tara at
Fri Oct 25 16:21:48 UTC 2002

I still think that within the simplicity of the interim bug fix, there 
should  be a way for an administrator to customize what is parsed in 
some reasonable way (i.e. other than manually modifying CGI/PL).  That 
way places that already have a checkin standard don't have to change it 


Gervase Markham wrote:

> Christian Reis wrote:
>> The second issue is: how do we allow specifying the bug # in the CVS
>> checkin comment? Timeless has suggested the formats
>> "bug 23222" "bug #2323" "bug# 33432"
>> I have seen
>> "b=23232" and "b#=23232" on Mozilla bonsai. Anybody have any other
>> formats they think are likely? Should we support b=*?
> Whatever format you specify, people will standardise on if you say 
> that this is what's supported. In other words, it's a good way to 
> ensure consistency and conformity among CVS checkin comments, which 
> can only be a good thing.
> So, for example, you could say that bug references have to start the 
> comment, and have to be of the form:
> Bug 123456(, Bug 234567)* : ...
> My argument is, in a nutshell, to be strict rather than liberal in 
> what you accept :-)
> Gerv
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