J2EE - what, if anything, does it mean to Bugzilla??

Tom Emerson tree at basistech.com
Thu Dec 4 20:29:47 UTC 2003

Christopher Hicks writes:
> Most people I know want bugzilla because it is the only system that
> has proven to be able to scale well and has adequate functionality
> for most people to keep their projects from getting too far out of
> hand.  Part of the reason that bugzilla's design is able to
> accomplish this is because it is in Perl.

And this speaks to the need for a clear demarcation between the
low-level data base interface (model), the 'business logic'
(controller), and the interface (view). If you look at Bugzilla in
this way, then whether the front-end is a bean or the Perl CGI's or
something else would have (hopefully) little impact. This modularity
is coming, and it is a Good Thing.(tm)

Personally I would love to see the current BZ interface make more use
of styles. Support for NS4 and Lynx is an albatross, as far as I'm
concerned. At some point you have to draw a line in the sand and move
on. I am not in favor of using the latest and greatest CSS features,
but those that have become virtually ubiquitous should be looked at.


Tom Emerson                                          Basis Technology Corp.
Software Architect                                 http://www.basistech.com
  "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you suck forever"

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