Custom fields schema

Joel Peshkin bugreport at
Thu Jan 27 18:29:46 UTC 2005

Shane H. W. Travis wrote:

>On Thu, 27 Jan 2005, Myk Melez wrote:
>>While weighing Sean's success with FAD at his installation, we should
>>also weigh the success of FAC on hundreds of Bugzilla installations for
>>a number of years, both for standard fields and for custom ones, not to
>>mention the general success of FAC in database design.
>Something else to weigh: Are any of those 'hundreds of installations' (where
>do you get this figure from anyway?) making any effort to improve Bugzilla
>by re-committing their code? Do they have a developer who is willing to
>commit to the multiple re-writes and constant criticism that's going to be
>necessary to get a patch of this size and magnitude landed on the trunk?
I believe that 'hundreds of installations' have hacked additional fields 
into the system in a manner that serves the purpose but is not landable 
in any way.  The people who have done this include people (such as me) 
who have made huge contributions to the product including OTHER features 
of equal or greater magnitude.  Features of this magnitude usually 
require someone who has it as their number one priority.  Any user who 
wants this badly enough can either invest that level of effort or hire 
one of the consultants to implement the feature and land it.


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