What are bugs? Are bugs really work items?

Joel Peshkin bugreport at peshkin.net
Sat Oct 9 21:56:24 UTC 2004

Christopher Hicks wrote:

> I guess its a dead horse.  Sorry for beating this drum again.  I truly 
> thought that some core bugzilla dev might be willing to engage in the 
> semantic conversation and that it might lead to some enlightening 
> conclusions.  C'est la vie.  I'll go crawl back in my hole until we've 
> got something to show that people might be interested in playing with. 
> Actually we should have a mailing list going this week to start 
> discussing goals and design ideas.  I'll post when it's working.
> Thanks for all the folks who have sent me private notes of support in 
> this process.  And particular thanks and apologies to the bugzilla 
> developers I've annoyed in trying to get task management implemented 
> in bugzilla.
Actually, it would be best to start by identifying the places where 
adding new hooks to Bugzilla makes it easier to tie in functionality 
that the standard Bugzilla does not want.  The addition of templates, 
modular authentication, template hooks, template plugins, etc... all 
move the underlying Bugzilla project in a direction that makes it easier 
to do this sort of thing.

Aside from a few custom fields and some template changes, I suspect that 
one of the major things needed for work items is to have a stronger 
sense of workflow.  This is something that is useful to the core 
Bugzilla project as well.

Let's look for the common parts before focussing in the parts that diverge.


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