Partial custom fields design document
gerv at mozilla.org
Sat Mar 27 11:16:59 UTC 2004
> While schema and programmatic interfaces are important, the details of
> these are also uninteresting and not major.
Heartily disagree. ;-) For those of us who have to maintain it, they are
interesting and of importance. But I agree the questions you raise below
are more important.
> We need a document that answers the major questions of how the system
> hangs together, such as:
Heartily agree with the whole list (snipped).
> Given that you don't need this, I think each field should have its own
> bugs field or separate table as per now. I can understand the current
> system doesn't require any schema changes, but I don't see that as a big
> enough issue to warrant doing things this way.
If we are making custom fields product-specific instead of global (which
I believe is the plan), then we shouldn't add them to the bugs table.
Giving each field a separate table means that every Bugzilla which uses
custom fields will have a different schema. This could really come back
to bite us.
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