Once Upon a Time in Bugzilla Land (custom fields)

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Tue Dec 14 08:37:50 UTC 2004

Stuart Donaldson wrote:
> Yes, Flags and Keywords are similar enough that it is worth looking at 
> how to combine them.  But it would be far better to put that brain power 
> into getting a custom fields solution and then make flags and keywords 
> instances of custom fields.

Custom fields are best for things which don't require special back-end 
support or UI - like "a text box" or "a multi-select". "Keywords" and 
"flags" require a lot more infrastructure than that; I don't think they 
could be instances of custom fields.

Or have I misunderstood you?

Individual keywords and flags couldn't be one custom field each, either 
- that would give b.m.o. over 100 custom fields.


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