What are bugs? Are bugs really work items?

Christopher Hicks chicks at chicks.net
Tue Oct 12 02:28:51 UTC 2004

On Mon, 11 Oct 2004, Joel Peshkin wrote:
> I think that our position towards feature bloat caused by people who stick 
> around to maintain the feature should be very different from our position 
> towards features from people who just want to contribute a feature to HEAD 
> and walk away.

I've been here for years and I can't even get a PK on one table.  I 
suppose when I'm an 80 year old rotting corpse begging for following 
simple concepts of relational database design I'll have met your criteria?

Bug 225221 was going to be my "get familiar with the process" warmup since 
Dave said going for task management would be OK with him:

> Let me know when the new bug is up with
> the summary of the old one in place on it and I'll take care of duping 
> the original (so it has a mark of authority on it :)
( http://bugzilla.org/cgi-bin/mj_wwwusr?user=&passw=&list=developers&brief=on&func=archive-get-part&extra=200307/80 )

Back to Joel:
> For now, we should encourage the work-item folks to work with us to make 
> maintainable interfaces where their customizations can interface.


> Then, if we find that the actual customizations reach a criticial mass 
> of users and maintainers, they can land.

It's a long shot, but I'll give it a good try.


Westheimer's Discovery:
   "A coupla months in the laboratory can save a coupla hours in the library."

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