Once Upon a Time in Bugzilla Land

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Sun Dec 12 22:25:26 UTC 2004

Matty wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 00:04 +0000, Gervase Markham wrote:
>>I'd say that the SW, keywords and flags all occupy different niches. You 
>>couldn't replace any one with one of the others.
> There's only one niche to occupy, with the possible exception of +/-
> designations, but even that shouldn't warrant a wholly different system.

So you want something that's both freeform (SW) and restrained to a 
given set of values (keywords and flags), and that is expandable because 
it doesn't require UI on the page to use (keywords) and that requires UI 
on the page to use (flags)?

> If you're finding yourself looking to use a different system, you've
> found yourself a situation in which the systems actually designed for
> this (keywords/flags) aren't doing what they should, and hence an RFE.
> One system that supports all the needed functionality is going to be far
> better than 4 that kind of support bits of it.

But any system can't be two opposite things at once (see above).

If you'd like to tell us what such a system might look like...


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