[Libreoffice-qa] Bugzilla Report Submission Assistant

Rainer Bielefeld LibreOffice at bielefeldundbuss.de
Mon Aug 29 08:29:23 PDT 2011

Hello Loic,

on <http://dachary.org/?p=838> I saw some new features that exceed the 
capabilities I expected. So we have to think about possible uses and 

Some concerns in before.

A) When I started to think about possibilities to ease Bugzilla use I 
expected something creating URL-links as I use on 
<http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport_Details>. That's no 
intervention into the Bugzilla system, I do not think that approval of 
Freedesktop.org is required.
If the features you show need some deeper intervention into Bugzilla's 
guts (to be honest, I do not know what you are doing there), may be we 
should ask for permission. But It seems you did not read available 
components from Bugzilla (a test Component I created in Bugzilla did not 
appear in your pulldown).

B) May be they get a new Bugzilla version, may be TDF decides to use a 
new own Bug tracking system next year (I don't believe, but you never 
know), we should hold the Assistant as simple and flexible as possible 
so that it can be adapted to new challenges.

Some Questions:

A) Do you use "merchantable" links (as you see on BugReport_Details) for 
data transfer or some more sophisticated tricks?

My results from Test

a) It seems you wanted to test to create a Bugzilla submission page with 
preselected Component and Subcomponent from "Assistant Frontend"? I 
selected "Writer - Configuration" and that has been transferred 
successfully to Bugzilla clicking "Daten absenden".

I prefer to terminate the Subcomponent entry with ": ", what invites to 
complete the Subject line. Also if that will be done in the Frontend the 
Subcompnent should be terminated so, but user should be allowed to 
change that later to get something similar to a sentence into the 
subject line.

b) It seems after Selection of Subcomponent a list of Existing LibO Bugs 
with that Component / Subcomponent will be read from Bugzilla and shown 
"somehow modified" in the Frontend? Interesting feature, but currently I 
believe it's more useful to show the normal Bugzilla listing, because 
there more data is shown and because it might be necessary to Edit the 
search (too many hits ...). But of course it might be useful to show a 
limited number of Search results. After a new release often many users 
report the same bug within short time, and it might prevent from wasting 
user's time if he gets the last 15 reports for that Component / 
Subcomponent. If he sees that the bug already has been reported, he can 
stop his report. We will have to think about that.

d) I did not understand very much from info on 
<http://dachary.org/?p=838>, I do not know what "It is not possible to 
use theJS implementation" might mean for our project.

So far my thoughts

Kind regards


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