Configurable Access On Value Transitions?
bugreport at peshkin.net
Fri Sep 13 17:56:56 UTC 2002
Gervase Markham wrote:
> - Which Bugzilla installations want this feature?
> - If there is demand, do they want a variety of things or the same
> sort of thing?
> - would a simple system suffice?
> For example, if we rearranged CheckCanChangeField() a bit, and
> commented it better, many sites' needs could be accommodated by a
> little bit of local Perl hacking in there.
Rather than inventing a new language Perl may be a very good language in
which to capture site-specific rules.
If we can ensure that CheckCanChangeField has easy access to sufficient
information and is structured in a manner that causes site-changes not
to generally conflict with BZ update, this is a perfectly good way to go.
If CheckCanChangeField has the old and desired new field values
available to it according to a very standard naming convention, and has
a point in the code resembling.....
# insert site-specific rules CheckCanChangeField here
Then it would be very rare that such rules would cause merge conflicts.
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