Once Upon a Time in Bugzilla Land

Myk Melez myk at mozilla.org
Tue Dec 14 22:31:04 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.
I agree that keywords and flags should be merged, and summary markings 
should be discouraged.  I'm not as sure about meta-bugs, given the 
utility of dependency trees, although I see your point, especially for 
certain of them.

I disagree about the status whiteboard, however, which is fundamentally 
different from keywords and flags in that any minimally privileged user 
can create arbitrary tags in it.  We need that capability, and we'd have 
to support that in any tag system that superceded it, but since the 
status whiteboard field works OK for this at the moment, I wouldn't make 
its supercession a priority.


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