[Libreoffice-qa] How to improve our Bug tracking system

bfo bfo.bugmail at spamgourmet.com
Fri May 25 13:09:40 PDT 2012

Rainer Bielefeld-2 wrote
> I now want to start to collect ideas how we can make a big step 
> improving our (Bugzilla) Bug tracking system. The goal is that after we 
> will have finished work (end 2012?) 
You should check bugzilla.mozilla.org. They have implemented a lot of
extensions and customizations to the bugzilla codebase. And of course all
this is availabe at http://bzr.mozilla.org/bmo/.

> we will have a system what will work without bigger changes at least for
> the next 5 years for our growing 
> contributors community.
That seems to be impossible as Bugzilla has more or less 6 months release
cycle and branches older than 18 months are eoled. This way its developers
are constantly adding new features, sometimes with fundamental changes (just
as new default workflow). You never know what you can get in 2017 :).
Some day also important change like bug sightings feature is planned:
I think you should start with Bugzilla update to most recent version. Then
take a look at other extensions https://github.com/bayoteers (oh, you did
that already).

> As a tool for that I created
> <https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/How_to_Improve_Bugzilla>, I hope
> that we so can get an overview
> what our needs are and how we can reach the goals. 

I'll comment on that here:

OpenID - you can check this extension
Direct Data Base Access - you can be interested in BzAPI
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bugzilla:REST_API or Bugzilla webservices
Hide obsolete Version numbers for new Reports - check
Installation of Bugzilla Addons or Extensions - bugzilla.gnome.org code is
Duplicates table or Automatic Duplicate Bug Detection are build in features
Bugzilla Database Contents - you can use build in OldBugMove extension

Also you can consider enabling Voting feature, to vote for bugs and
therefore autoconfirm them.

And one thing about Bugzilla UI - it will change sooner or later into this: 

Best regards.

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