show_bug.cgi display layout

Luis Villa luis at
Fri Jan 19 03:14:14 UTC 2007

On 1/18/07, Wayne Mery <vseerror at> wrote:
> On 1/18/2007 5:58 PM, Myk Melez wrote:
> > Gervase Markham wrote:
> >> Bill Barry wrote:
> >>> We already do go to other pages to see the activity log and votes
> >>
> >> Yes, but they are very infrequently viewed. I can count the number of
> >> times I've looked at either in the past year on the fingers of one hand.
> > I can't, for activity anyway.  I look at it regularly, especially when
> > triaging bugs.  But maybe I'm an exceptional case.
> >
> > In any case, I'm not particularly interested in where the links are, but
> > I would like the actual information to be mixed in with the comments,
> > since it often provides context for those comments.
> >
> > -myk
> from a triage standpoint, my use of activity is ~10-20%, which
> definitely is more than two hands, a nose and two feet :)  - the reason
> being you often want to see the reason/description of why a change
> (summary, dependency, status etc) was made.
> For a developer or manager I have not doubt it's close to zero.

A good manager uses it all the time, for the same reason you give for
a triager's use of it. I'd venture to say a good developer should use
it too, since a good developer should understand why something is high
or low priority, and who made it that way, but that may be too much to
ask ;)

Luis (once a manager, though admittedly not a good one ;)

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