The mysteries of mediawiki-bugzilla have been solved
ilmari.lauhakangas at libreoffice.org
Sat Mar 14 10:32:17 UTC 2020
Already four years ago I lamented the lack of documentation for the
mediawiki-bugzilla extension. I could not for the life of me understand
how to create more complex queries. Yesterday Dave Miller from Bugzilla
advised me on the topic and now everything is clear!
Let's look at an example from our wiki:
"status": ["NEW", "REOPENED", "ASSIGNED"],
"v1": "needsDevEval needsUXEval",
"v2": "easyHack difficultyBeginner topicQA",
This is constructed based on a custom search in the advanced search
interface of Bugzilla. All the parameters have been picked from the
generated search URL. The meanings are:
In the above query, we do not want reports with either needsDevEval or
needsUXEval. We do want reports with all of the words easyHack,
difficultyBeginner and topicQA. The Not parameter matches the Not
checkbox in the custom search section in Bugzilla.
After seeing this conversation, Chris Peterson mentioned that he has
documented many of the field and operator names we can use:
The column "Query field" contains parameters we can use in the wiki.
All of our easy hack pages in the wiki have been updated to provide more
Now you can all have fun in the wiki creating intricate queries to your
heart's content. Feel free to contact me, if you need help.
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