We have a QA Manager!

Benton, Kevin kevin.benton at amd.com
Tue Jul 12 14:13:20 UTC 2005

> Myk Melez wrote:
> > Are we still blocked (as we were a few years ago) on moving Bugzilla
> > bugs to their own installation running the (or close to the) tip?
> > Eating our own dogfood would be an excellent way of ensuring at
> > the tip stays stable, even if it doesn't help on branches.
> Come on, let's work this out. What do we need?
> - A lossless way of moving bugs between installations (i.e. each
> becomes a separate comment, attachments move, etc.)
> - Upgrade b.m.o. to a version supporting that.
> - Install a new installation just for us.
> - Move the bugs across, and redirect potential bug filers.
> The first thing is the important one. Bug moving is currently a real
> mess, and not well maintained. I suggest we abandon that, and do the
> following:
> - Make it possible to do all-info XML export (inc. attachments and
> everything)
> - Make it possible to do all-info XML import, as if a new bug had been
> filed and a load of comments and attachments added. Have a mode which
> ignores some errors, like missing accounts for CC list members.
> This is a reasonably big project.

I agree.

Don't forget, many also rely on existing bug numbers so migration might
need to include turning off auto-increment for the bugs table during the

Kevin Benton
Perl/Bugzilla Developer
Advanced Micro Devices
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