Bug Relationships

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at bugzilla.org
Fri Jan 15 21:56:42 UTC 2010

On 01/12/2010 03:09 AM, Gervase Markham wrote:
> You are going to need to spell out for me why that is. To put the
> question another way: if I can mark b.m.o. bug 123 as "depends on"
> b.m.o. bug 456, why should I not be able to mark it as "depends on"
> bugzilla.gnome.org bug 789?
> In other words, why can the functionality you want to add to See Also,
> such as getting information from the remote bug system and displaying
> it, not become part of the generic implementation?

	Let's wait and see how the full and complete implementation of See Also
turns out. The goal is to keep it as simple as possible, to interact
with as many different possible trackers as possible, and to have the
maximum useful functionality based on that simplicity. Right now I want
to do that by making it a fully-mutual relationship, not a dual-one-way
relationship like Depends On and Blocks are. We decided against those
sorts of relationships when we were implementing See Also, for
simplicity's sake, and it will probably stay that way for the
foreseeable future.

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