Minutes of the last Bugzilla meeting

Bill Barry after.fallout at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 16:48:55 UTC 2007

Frédéric Buclin wrote:
>> is great for reporters and people looking for bugs, I think it is 
>> worse for the people actually fixing the bugs. In a bug you now 
>> scroll all the way to the bottom to read the last couple comments, 
>> then scroll back to the top to change some aspect of the bug, and 
>> then back to the bottom to add a comment or reassign it.
> That's one of the reasons some of us dislike the UI on b.m.o. For 
> triagers and QA people who don't need to comment, but only to change 
> some fields, it's a pain to scroll up and down all the time.
> Another question of debate is the place where the keywords, status 
> whiteboard and URL fields are. Probably they shouldn't be so high in 
> the page, as most(?) of us probably don't use or need them. The 
> assignee and target milestone seem more important. But this is really 
> a question of taste, and as long as there is no consensus, we will 
> probably keep the current UI which is by far not perfect, but much 
> better than the one we currently have in 2.22.
In our bugzilla (stellarfinancial) most of the users use keywords, 
status whiteboard, and assignee. The url field is not important, neither 
is target milestone, hardware or OS. We will be implementing a custom 
type field (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9412) or 
waiting for it to be implemented in cvs and this field will be important 
to us.

I have experimented with creating two separate bug pages (edit-bug and 
view-bug) to try to resolve this issue, but I don't feel like I have 
gotten positive feedback on it 
(https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=345674, ignore colors; I 
am colorblind, they wont stay, they are just there to help identify 
sections on the page). The eventual idea would be to have a user pref 
about which to initially display on a bug and then allow a user to 
switch between the two.
> One part of the UI which will be ported upstream for 3.0 is the 
> attachment table (the patch is currently under review) as there is a 
> good consensus about it.
What bug is this? Have we looked at considering the darwin bugzilla's 
extra features on their attachment tables (highlight row when mouseover 
for example)?
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