Custom fields schema

Gervase Markham gerv at
Tue Jan 25 08:52:44 UTC 2005

Myk Melez wrote:
>    2. then they work the same as standard fields;
>       Custom fields and standard fields are both used (queried,
>       displayed, updated) in much the same way, and using the same
>       technology to store them means we can use the same code in many
>       cases (and the same kind of code in others) to access and
>       manipulate them, making the source simpler, more robust, and
>       easier to develop.

Let's not underestimate the advantage of this point. Currently, 
Bugzilla's default field set includes some fields which most people 
don't use (e.g. URL). It would be great if the custom fields schema were 
such that we could easily transition fields from "hard-coded default" to 
"shipped-enabled custom", so people could remove them easily.


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