[Libreoffice-qa] Version field options way too fine grained
tenger at iseries-guru.com
Fri Mar 14 12:03:29 PDT 2014
On Fri, 2014-03-14 at 10:11 -0700, bfoman wrote:
> Michael Stahl-2 wrote
> > definitely a problem, but i think it's a pretty fundamental limitation:
> > bugzilla simply has no concept of branches.
> Bugzilla branch support (called sightings):
> - progress - follow https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55970
> - code -
> Unfortunately seems not finished yet but merged recently with up-to-date
>From the specification attached to that bug report
basic idea is to have separate underlying bugs with an integrated
interface making it easy to clone off an "also-associated" bug or to
copy information between bugs in the set of also-associated bugs.
I do not find this attractive, but then I am an unimaginative old man
with a prejudice against keeping multiple copies of information. ( <grin
attitude="wry"/> And, yes, I am grumpy too. )
Perhaps more seriously, There is no way to record places where a bug
is *not* evident. This matters to us not so much for versions--we
have bibisect for that--as it does for platforms, configration
parameters, and whatever. For example, there is no easy way to
distinguish a Windows-only bug (I have nothing to offer), from a bug
reported on Windows and unconsidered elsewhere (I may have something
(*) "Sighting" is too positive a word for what I am talking about.
Let us say "observation" for now.
(*) Each observation is associated with a specific build running on
a specific platform. Because that is what is in front of the
person reporting the observation, of course.
Just my C$0.02,
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