custom Bug IDs?

Gervase Markham gerv at
Mon Oct 25 21:42:44 UTC 2004

David Miller wrote:
> There's an alias feature that lets you name bugs (as long as it starts 
> with a letter, you can include numbers in it).  aliases can be used 
> interchangeably with the bug IDs almost everywhere you can put a bug ID. 
>  It probably wouldn't be too hard to hack post_bug.cgi to automatically 
> assign an alias based on your criteria when a new bug is filed.

Doh! Of course this is the right solution. Ignore what I said :-) You 
can even write code which mapped email addresses to initials if 
necessary, and made the numbers increment per-person, and always have 
four digits etc.


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