Partial custom fields design document

Gervase Markham gerv at
Fri Mar 26 18:10:19 UTC 2004

Steven Suson wrote:

> I've tried to stay our of this, despite my company's strong need for 
> this functionality. But, I can't keep quiet anymore... After 25 yrs. of 
> programming, it's continually been my experience that it is always best 
> to get something into the hands of the users as soon as possible. This 
> gives them the opportunity to comment, complain, etc. 

I'm sure they will complain particularly loudly if the feedback is that 
it's architected wrong, we therefore need to throw away various bits and 
rewrite them, and there are no plans for a migration path...

> People like Sean 
> have tried to do this, but the discussion seems to be complicating 
> things more and more... 

That's because it _is_ complicated :-)

> further delaying ANY sort of implementation. 

There is already one, and perhaps two implementations of custom fields 
:-) Several people are using them in production, too. See the relevant 
Bugzilla bug.


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