When a bug list contains a duplicate bug, it would be nice to have a link to the "real" bug instead of just the one marked as a duplicate. This might require chasing down a chain of duplicates until a non-duplicate is found. The interface for this might be simply converting the result field "DUPL" to linked text to the "real" bug.
Summary: [RFE] Bug Lists: Easy link for duplicates → Bug Lists: For duplicates, link to the real one
I don't think this is a good idea: it violates the principle that buglist points to the bug in question. A duplicate bug *is* a real bug -- it just a "semantic duplicate" of another; it's often important to visit a duplicate to see who was the original reporter, what platform it was reported on, and so on. I understand your motivation for optimizing finding the real bug, but why are you listing and visiting duplicates in the first place? Marking WONTFIX; please reopen if you think you have a good rationale for this. (One perhaps "more valid" approach might be adding a "Duplicate Of" column to buglist.cgi, but this isn't what's being proposed here)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
bulk removing target on WONTFIX/INVALID/WORKSFORME/DUPLICATE so they'll show up as untriaged if they get reopened.
Target Milestone: Future → ---
*** Bug 312549 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
kiko: i feel you're misinterpreting the request, however I'm willing to add a badge next to the DUPL text which is also linked to indicate that it is not going to the same place. In fact, I'll probably just make the badge link to the bug, because I'm trying to change buglists to be more like drill down, in which case most fields actually don't link to the bug.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
My suggestion in the dupe bug 312549 is have the word 'DUPE', rather than the bug number, link to the real bug. That doesn't seem to violate anything and doesn't require another column (the text might also be extended to say 'dupe of bug XXXXXX', without creating another column but at the cost of expanding the status column).
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