Make Bugzilla Pretty: A Contest

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at
Mon Sep 27 22:48:07 UTC 2010

On 09/27/2010 11:53 AM, David Lawrence wrote:
> Something I would also like to see discussed along with this is how to also
> unclutter the page as well of lesser used fields.

	That's a valid and valuable discussion to have and very possibly a
reasonable enhancement to pursue, but it is something that should be
viewed as a separate project.

	We've actually been having this discussion for a long time. Some
examples of relevant bugs would be:

> We are adding new custom fields at a pretty good pace and the
> show_bug.cgi page is just getting bigger and bigger.

	Honestly, Bugzilla should not have more than four custom fields. In
fact, I think that any bug-tracker should not have that many custom
fields. So that would be a separate issue from our standard UI.

> Another thing discussed in Red Hat is about using user roles to determine
> which fields are visible/editable. So whether the user is empowered, the
> assignee, the reporter, etc. certain fields that are not appropriate for
> them and/or a workflow would just not be visible.

	This is the tracking bug for changes like that:

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