REMIND and LATER considered harmful

Luis Villa luis.villa at
Wed Jul 13 16:13:09 UTC 2005

On 7/13/05, David Miller <justdave at> wrote:
> Luis Villa wrote:
> > P.S. The reason I get pissy about this is that I believe firmly that
> > software should be useful out of the box, and we've shipped now for
> > six years with defaults that we acknowledge are deeply broken. It
> > makes it harder to recommend bugzilla when I've had very smart people
> > come to me and say 'well, I just installed bugzilla like you told me,
> > and there are these weird resolutions- but I know there must be a
> > reason for them, or else why would they be in bugzilla? I guess we'll
> > just figure out how to use them.'
> Yeah, it sat there for years because MattyT promised us Custom
> Resolutions "really soon now" and then didn't deliver, and it was all
> supposed to go away with custom resolutions.
> I think the best way to do this is fix it for new installs, 

I've attached patches to the bug that'll fix it for new installs
(AFAICT, i don't have a setup to test with right now) - but it may
have issues with

> and let
> people with existing installs remove it manually once we have a
> resolutions editor (which we may already have?  resolutions are actually
> stored in a table now as of 2.20, instead of being enums)

I'm a little worried about the upgrade scenario- from a code read, it
*should* be safe to do what I did, but I can't test, so... :/


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