Once Upon a Time in Bugzilla Land

Christopher Hicks chicks at chicks.net
Sun Dec 12 20:17:24 UTC 2004

On Sun, 12 Dec 2004, Gervase Markham wrote:
> So basically, you are saying that we now have the subject line, the status 
> whiteboard, keywords and flags. What do you suggest we do about it? :-)

Couldn't the keywords and flags functionalities be cleanly integrated? 
The dissimilarity of their interfaces seems wrong.

> I'd say that the SW, keywords and flags all occupy different niches.

Agreed.  I like the SW as a free-form area.  What do you see the niches 
for keywords and flags?  We need something to put in the docs that says 
"this is why you should use one in circumstance A and the other in 
circumstance B and either in curcumstance C, etc."

> You couldn't replace any one with one of the others.

What can keywords do that flags can't?  Ignore the current interface.

> I agree with you about subject line abuse, but there's not much we can 
> do about it.



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