What are bugs? Are bugs really work items?

Christian Robottom Reis kiko at async.com.br
Thu Oct 14 01:27:03 UTC 2004

On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 07:30:10PM -0400, David Miller wrote:
> Gervase Markham wrote:
> >Rereading the thread, the bug in question was "Separate enhancements 
> >from severity field / Bug classification field", which is hardly "going 
> >for task management". Unless I've misunderstood what you are after when 
> >you say you want task management.
> >
> >(Again, all this is subject to Dave diving in and saying "Actually, task 
> >management is where we are going. Ride on, cowboy!")
> Bugzilla already has a lot of task management features, but the ones 
> it's got are meant to provide minimum functionality for people who don't 
> need the big guns on it.

I guess the right attitude is, instead of using big labels to describe
this big fuzzy thing called task management, using good judgement to
determine whether individual changes make sense for Bugzilla or not.

[For one, I find timetracking to be a major selling point for Bugzilla
when presenting it as a solution to a customer -- and that's not
strictly `bug tracking', though who cares about labels when the intent
is to make kick-ass software.]

Take care,
Christian Robottom Reis | http://async.com.br/~kiko/ | [+55 16] 3361 2331

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