Relationships between bugs

Gervase Markham gerv at
Tue May 29 15:35:31 UTC 2007

Frédéric Buclin wrote:
> Gervase Markham a écrit :
>> What do you guys think?
> Looks like you want something like bug 12286 or bug 251556. 

Yes; these are similar.

> Our idea is 
> to implement custom fields where you can have a list of bug IDs, and let 
> the admin choose the name of the field ("regression" if you want to), 
> see bug 287334.

I don't think a custom field is the right solution. IMO, custom fields 
are best when they are information that pertains only to a single bug, 
and which has no special display requirements. "Customer name", that 
sort of thing. Dependencies link bugs together, and have special display 
requirements (dependencytree.cgi and dependencygraph.cgi). This makes me 
think that a general system for relating bugs together should be part of 
the core code.

Just because we have the custom fields hammer, doesn't mean that this is 
a nail :-)


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