Branch Intelligence in Bugzilla

Jochen Wiedmann jochen.wiedmann at
Thu Jul 27 06:37:07 UTC 2006

On 7/27/06, Max Kanat-Alexander <mkanat at> wrote:

>         1) Make the Version field a multi-select.
>         2) Associate each Version with a "Branch". For example, 1.8.1,
>            1.8.2, and 1.8.3 would all be associated with the "1.8
>            Branch."
>         3) For each affected branch, there would be two fields that
>            would appear on a bug:
>                 * Desire: ---, Unwanted, Would Take, Wanted, Required
>                   Where "Required" would replace our current blocking
>                   flags.
>                 * Fix In: (Put all branch versions here)
>         "Fix In" would represent both the version we plan to fix it in, and the

To me that sounds very much like your original "make Bugzilla too
complex". And, although I am using branches in any of my open source
and business projects very heavily, I do not even stand the rationale.

In other words: If you do decide to put that in, please make it at
least a configurable option and, by default, omit it from the GUI. If
that should appear in any Bugzilla I am working with then the only
thing I would expect would be weeks of discussion whether/how/when/why
this should be used or whatever else.


Whenever you find yourself on the side of the
majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
(Mark Twain)

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