getting first comment from longdescs for RSS support

David Miller justdave at
Fri Feb 11 18:26:08 UTC 2005

Myk Melez wrote:
> Jason Remillard wrote:
>> Are the time stamps going to match to insure that the query will 
>> always work?
> Apparently not, at least not on b.m.o, where 25K out of 281K bugs 
> (almost 10%) have no comment with the same creation timestamp as the bug:

They might be on new installs, but that's certainly no reason to depend 
on it if you're going to be sharing the code, since it then wouldn't 
work on older installs.  I know bmo did have a bug at one time that 
didn't require the reporter to include a long description, and didn't 
even create an empty one in the DB if they left it blank.  As a result 
of that bug, the reporter usually got credited with the first comment on 
the bug (which then appeared as the long description) even if someone 
other than the reporter made the comment.  That may be something we 
should really have fix, as it isn't exactly difficult to 

Dave Miller                         
System Administrator, Mozilla Foundation
Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System

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