What kind of home page for Bugzilla?

Benton, Kevin kevin.benton at amd.com
Fri Mar 3 00:16:41 UTC 2006

Gervase Markham wrote:
> Tom Emerson wrote:
> > Huh? So in that design if I want to make news available just to the
> > user community in my organization I need to find other software to
> > manage the feed? What a PITA.
> No... if it's just for you, you can override the front page template
> add the markup by hand. That would be just about as easy as typing it
> into a web form.
> There are tons of simple bits of blogging software out there which can
> be set up in short order and which will provide RSS feeds. We should
> be reinventing that wheel.

I don't think it's fair to put that kind of burden on our users - to
expect them to understand HTML and Template Toolkit lingo enough to
successfully modify their own news items.  I also think that the RSS
idea isn't the best for high-availability requirements systems because
RSS adds another possible point of failure.  I do believe, however, that
a news maintenance section to Bugzilla makes a lot of sense.  I see
Bugzilla as a tool that encapsulates data it relies on internally (as
much as possible).  While I'm not saying don't do RSS, I think a
newsitems table is more administrator-friendly for those who don't have
the time/energy/expertise to go through setting up RSS to work with

Kevin Benton
Perl/Bugzilla Developer/Administrator, Perforce SCM Administrator
Personal Computing Systems Group
Advanced Micro Devices
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