Fwd: REST APIs, and Tags

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at bugzilla.org
Fri Feb 12 21:22:28 UTC 2010

On 02/12/2010 04:23 AM, Gervase Markham wrote:
> What I want is for us to implement a proper
> tagging system - which takes what we've learned from the status
> whiteboard, keywords, flags and custom fields, rolls in what the rest of
> the web has learned from their implementations of tagging, applies it to
> the Bugzilla context (so e.g. public and private tags) and implements it
> in a way which is fast (so a tags table and an integer-based search
> backend).

	Okay, here's what I think:

	* Tags are good.
	* Having global tags, private tags, one fixed list of tags, and totally
unfixed list of tags all together is too complicated. So we need a
solution that starts off with some specific problem statement (like
bsmedberg's, which was great) and demonstrates why a much simpler
implementation than this is an excellent solution for both broad
distributed teams like Mozilla, and in-house corporate shops (who are
the majority of consumers of Bugzilla).

	Further debate on the merits of particular details of the feature
probably isn't going to get us anywhere until we address the above. And
once we address the above, then we can start to have a direction to go
in that can (and eventually will) actually be implemented.

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