The Road to custome fields [was 2.18]

Gervase Markham gerv at
Tue Mar 9 00:09:31 UTC 2004

Joel Peshkin wrote:
> 3) Perhaps we can back off of some of the challanges of custom fields by 
> not requring it to happen entirely through the web interface and 
> assuming that anyone who wants to use them will be willing to make a few 
> changes to some files, run checksetup, and even hack some templates.  If 
> we can keep users of customfields from having to understand the whole 
> schema and,  we have helped 90% of the users.

I'd actively say that we _don't_ want a web interface. If a 
point-and-click manager can add custom fields, we've actually done that 
company and all its Bugzilla users a big disservice, because their 
Bugzilla will get less and less usable.

We have that problem at my company. Our home-grown issue tracker has 
literally 40 fields, including three version fields.


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