'related to' bugs vs. dependent bugs

Lisa Henry lyhenry at speakeasy.net
Thu Aug 30 17:23:20 UTC 2007

Thanks, I'll watch that bug.  Sounds like this is a useful feature for 
others, as well.

Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Aug 2007 18:25:16 -0700 Lisa Henry <lyhenry at speakeasy.net>
> wrote:
>> One of our groups uses bug cloning in their workflow, but the bug 
>> dependency that is set up is not always what they want.  We have 
>> 'noresolveonopenblockers' turned on.  A user poll showed that some 
>> people do want the resolution blocking feature, others find it
>> annoying, and just clear the 'blocks' or 'depends on' field in order
>> to resolve the bug.  Several users suggested that a third field
>> (something like 'related to') along with the 'blocks' and 'depends
>> on'  would be a solution.  We would want the tree view and graphing
>> capability, but would not want related bugs to block resolution.
> 	That sounds like you just shouldn't be using
> noresolveonopenblockers.
>> Before I start looking into this, does anyone have suggestions as to
>> the best way to accomplish this?  I've done a bit of customization,
>> but prefer not to if there is a more supported method.
> 	We've had some discussion about it (about 8 years worth,
> apparently):
> 	https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12286
> 	-Max

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