Searching bug changes

Gervase Markham gerv at
Thu Dec 9 16:21:11 UTC 2010

On 23/11/10 16:09, Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:
> On 11/16/2010 01:04 AM, Gervase Markham wrote:
>> It seems to me that the "where ANY of the fields" box on the Search UI
>> needs to acquire three new options:
> 	Ah, have you run into an actual case with some particular users who
> needed this functionality to be different than it is now?

Yes - someone who wants to search for if any change was made to a bug 
between dates X and Y.

> I'm not sure
> I've seen any user complaints about this, and it's worked this way as
> long as I'm aware.

I have no reason to doubt this :-) However, the current UI does not 
suggest this behaviour. It says:

"Only bugs changed between [ X ] and [ Y ]".

That suggests to me that it will find bugs where any change was made 
between X and Y. We should either change the code to actually do that, 
or we should change the UI to be more clear.

> 	Also, this code has been re-written on trunk so it may behave
> differently than you are saying, there?

The trunk UI is now more clear, because it leads with the field change 
and then asks for values and dates.

However, if you don't give a field and just give dates, it searches for 
Last Change Time.

IMO, we should:

a) add Last Change Time to the list of fields as the default option.
b) add an "Anything" option
c) Add a "Comment Added" option

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