Kevin Benton kevin.benton at amd.com
Tue Feb 1 15:54:21 UTC 2005

> > 	Hey all. So, there's a patch (by me) on the "enums bug", bug 17453,
> one
> > of the oldest bugs that we have in Bugzilla. The patch is just awaiting
> > review. It's actually not too complex of a patch, and it's a pretty big
> > architectural benefit that we've been wanting for a long time.
> Don't jump on me for suggesting this, but if we are getting some
> traction on the custom fields issue, would it make sense to instead
> convert platform and OS into one-from-group or multi-from-group custom
> fields, when that ability arrives?
> There may, of course, be some reason (like "we have to get rid of enums
> ASAP for PostGres support") why that wouldn't work...

Gerv - I think getting rid of enums today has a far greater benefit than
waiting for custom fields some time in the future.

At this point, there is no guarantee that a custom fields patch will land
prior to the 2.20 freeze, but there's a really good chance that the
conversion of enums will.  Based on this alone, I think we should move
forward with Max's patch.  It also seems to me that custom fields capability
would be worth a v3.0 number as opposed to 2.20.  What do others think?

Kevin Benton
Perl/Bugzilla Developer
Advanced Micro Devices
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