Once Upon a Time in Bugzilla Land

Dave Williss dwilliss at microimages.com
Thu Dec 16 14:50:18 UTC 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher Hicks" <chicks at chicks.net>
To: <developers at bugzilla.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: Once Upon a Time in Bugzilla Land

> On Tue, 14 Dec 2004, Myk Melez wrote:
>> 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 to support that in any tag system that superceded it, but since the 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.
> I like the freeform status whiteboard. I think some recommended practices 
> on using the status whiteboard would be good though.  Abusing it by 
> putting tags in it would be something I would discourage.
We use the Status Whiteboard to keep track of which clients need to
be contacted when a bug is fixed.

We don't use the CC list for this because BZ is on a
private intranet with no access to the outside world.  We could just set
them to not recieve any email, but we also use the dropdown lists for
user names and really need to be able to specify who gets in what
lists by group assocation (ie, the "Assigned To" list should only be
able to show engineers, QA list only people in a QA group, etc).

 -- Dave Williss
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons,
   for you are crunchy and taste good with catsup

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