bug 9412 - custom type field (was: show_bug.cgi display layout)

Bill Barry after.fallout at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 20:00:23 UTC 2007

Frédéric Buclin wrote:
>> have it in mainline bugzilla for 3.0 (or 3.2). If it gets in to the 
>> main bugzilla would this cause any issues for those of us that have 
>> already implemented a custom field with the same name? Is this a 
>> testcase that has been considered?
> All custom field names begin with "cf_". None of the fields 
> implemented upstream will have such name, never. So this is not an 
> issue. In this specific case, you would have "type" and "cf_type", 
> which is not a problem. 
Yes, but if I create a custom field with a label "Type" and values 
"Enhancement" "Defect" "Task" "Meta" "Question" and "Feature" and start 
using it, there will be a cf_type field in the database. When bug 9412 
gets resolved there would be a "Type" field with a type field in the 
database. What would I expect to do there (probably migrate my field 
into the new supported one)?

Max appears to suggest at the end of 9412 that Type should be a custom 
field that ships with bugzilla.

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