The Road to 2.18

Stuart Donaldson stu at
Mon Mar 8 18:37:34 UTC 2004

Gervase Markham wrote:

> Stuart Donaldson wrote:
>> Gervase Markham wrote:
>>> Indeed. And that's something we want to maintain. Locking down the 
>>> schema is to be avoided - because we want to be able to say 
>>> "actually, this is all wrong, we want to do it differently."
> Let me clarify this.

> The key point to grasp is that _writing_ a custom fields patch is not 
> the hard part of this process. The hard part is agreeing that we want 
> it, and how to do it. There are several very different ways one could 
> approach the problem.

So if you are still in doubt about the need for custom fields after all 
this time, are we really just wasting our time on this? Should we be 
looking elsewhere for this functionality? Has anyone created a fork with 
custom fields support?

Don't get me wrong, I certainly appreciate all of the very thoughtful 
and intelligent efforts that go into maintaining and extending Bugzilla. 
But I am a little dismayed at the impression that the "core team" has 
not reached a consensus at this point that something is necessary.


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