bugzilla should have a default favicon

RESOLVED FIXED in Bugzilla 3.2

Status

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Bugzilla
User Interface
P3
enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
16 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Luis Villa, Assigned: Guy Pyrzak)

Tracking

2.14.1
Bugzilla 3.2
Bug Flags:
approval +
approval3.2 +

Details

(URL)

Attachments

(2 attachments, 5 obsolete attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
This would require help by someone with a clue about favicon structure/design ;)
but I think that it would be nice if the default bugzilla install included a
favicon. The image in the URL field is GPL (from the bug-buddy source,
originally, I think) and might be a good starting place for any artist caring to
look at something that would be a nice default for bugzilla.
Actually, I'm glad that you filed this bug, because I had a really good idea
about how to use favicons in Bugzilla.

You see, I often find myself with a number of open bugs (in tabs or windows) and
I can only see the bug numbers. As I can't remember the number, I have to look
through a lot of them to find the bug I want next.

If Bugzilla made the favicon (and perhaps the page background also) one of e.g.
twenty colours, depending on the last two digits of the number (so it's constant
for a bug), I could say "I wanted a bug, and I know it was a green one" and look
for green square favicons. Or you could also use symbols. Normally, there'd only
be one or two of that colour open.

This would obviously be a pref, as I can see it might not appeal to everyone.
What do people think?

Gerv
(Reporter)

Comment 2

16 years ago
Huh. Interesting suggestion. I don't think I'd use it, given my specific tabbing
habits, but... I could definitely see it being useful for some people, and
possibly even for me.

Comment 3

16 years ago
Gerv,

I'd had an almost identical thought brewing, but instead was planning on using
different bug icons.  Had compiled a list of about 30 "bugs" that were fairly
distinct, but was only planning to use 25, and map the bug number to number mod
25.  I believe that these could be a useful mnemonic, and might even be worth
querying against.

"I know it was a dragonfly bug, but was it targeted at 1.0 or not?"  I kind of
relished the thought of also having a squashed bug icon for bugs that were
resolved, closed, etc.
Taking it even further, we could make it possible for each bug to be assigned a
favicon, either one chosen from a list of available icons or a custom one.
(Reporter)

Comment 5

16 years ago
Three thoughts:
1) There is only so much data you can usefully convey in a 16x16 icon in a tab-
I think the UI people might scream at some of these ideas :) This is a really
hard, practical limit on the usefulness of any of this stuff.
2) If we insist on ignoring (1) ;) it might be useful to sync this with the
patch for bug categories that is around somewhere- each category might have a
different favico associated with it by default.
3) All I really wanted when I filed this bug was to see if we could persuade
someone with a few skills to make a simple, correct .ico file. That's all I want
in the world is art that I can backport ;)

Comment 6

16 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 114316 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
(Reporter)

Comment 7

16 years ago
Not a duplicate; that one is 'bugzilla.mozilla should show the same icon as
everywhere else in .m.o. domain' while this one is 'bugzilla, the software,
should have a default favico that is not related to mozilla.org.'
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---

Comment 8

16 years ago
Related to comment #4 and comment #5: bug 108898 and bug 108897.
What happened to the bugzilla logo?
Priority: -- → P4
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Updated

16 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
cc:ing Dawn, who recently did work with Bugzilla icons.  Dawn, is there an icon
we can convert into a favicon?  We got a lot of entries in our error log for
clients looking for favicon.ico and not finding it.

Updated

15 years ago
Hardware: PC → All
Gentlemen, does your Bugzilla still need multiple category-related icons?

[Bug 132383 --> my votes]

Comment 12

14 years ago
How about something really simple. Could we add a distinct site icon for each of
the major interfaces? Being able to distinguish tabs with buglists from tabs
with bugs would be a big win for any users that run with a couple of buglists
open and a dozen or so more tabs (where the title truncates down to just
"Bug..." for both buglist and show bug pages). It shouldn't be too hard to plug
<link REL="icon" HREF="buglist.png" TYPE="image/png"> and <link REL="icon"
HREF="show_bug.png" TYPE="image/png"> into the respective templates. Even if the
default distro uses the same image (if we lack graphic design resources) at
least installations could easily customize. 
Created attachment 219792 [details]
buggy with purple bg, 8bit
Created attachment 219793 [details]
buggy with purple bg, 24bit
(Reporter)

Comment 15

12 years ago
It is really hard to make out buggy at that size, I'm afraid, particularly with the background. :/

Updated

12 years ago
QA Contact: mattyt-bugzilla → default-qa

Comment 16

12 years ago
Actually, it's not that bad. I like it. :)
Assignee: myk → ui
Status: REOPENED → NEW
Target Milestone: Future → Bugzilla 3.0

Comment 17

12 years ago
This bug is retargetted to Bugzilla 3.2 for one of the following reasons:

- it has no assignee (except the default one)
- we don't expect someone to fix it in the next two weeks (i.e. before we freeze the trunk to prepare Bugzilla 3.0 RC1)
- it's not a blocker

If you are working on this bug and you think you will be able to submit a patch in the next two weeks, retarget this bug to 3.0.

If this bug is something you would like to see implemented in 3.0 but you are not a developer or you don't think you will be able to fix this bug yourself in the next two weeks, please *do not* retarget this bug.

If you think this bug should absolutely be fixed before we release 3.0, either ask on IRC or use the "blocking3.0 flag".
Target Milestone: Bugzilla 3.0 → Bugzilla 3.2

Updated

11 years ago
Assignee: ui → spam
(Assignee)

Comment 18

10 years ago
Created attachment 300398 [details] [diff] [review]
Favicon Patch v1

use the favicons attached to check in. I just want to get this guy closed.
Attachment #300398 - Flags: review?

Comment 19

10 years ago
Comment on attachment 300398 [details] [diff] [review]
Favicon Patch v1

>+    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="skins/standard/header/bz3.ico" 

IMO, the favicon should not depend on the skin choosen but should be specific to the installation. So I think it should be renamed favicon.ico (instead of bz3.ico) and be moved into bugzilla/images/, i.e. href="images/favicon.ico".
Attachment #300398 - Flags: review? → review-
(Assignee)

Comment 20

10 years ago
Created attachment 300415 [details] [diff] [review]
Favicon Patch v2

with suggested fixes
Assignee: spam → guy.pyrzak
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #300415 - Flags: review?(mkanat)
(Assignee)

Comment 21

10 years ago
Created attachment 300416 [details] [diff] [review]
Favicon Patch v2

with suggested fixes
Attachment #300398 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #300416 - Flags: review?(mkanat)
(Assignee)

Comment 22

10 years ago
Created attachment 300417 [details]
favicon icon v1
Attachment #300417 - Flags: review?
(Assignee)

Comment 23

10 years ago
Comment on attachment 219792 [details]
buggy with purple bg, 8bit

use favicon.ico
Attachment #219792 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #219792 - Flags: review?(justdave)
(Assignee)

Comment 24

10 years ago
Comment on attachment 219793 [details]
buggy with purple bg, 24bit

use favicon.ico
Attachment #219793 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #219793 - Flags: review?(justdave)
Attachment #300417 - Attachment mime type: application/octet-stream → image/x-windows-icon
Attachment #300417 - Attachment mime type: image/x-windows-icon → image/x-icon

Comment 25

10 years ago
justdave has to tell us if we yet have the legal power to distribute that image.
still waiting for final confirmation on that. It's in the works though.

Comment 27

10 years ago
Bugzilla 3.2 is now frozen. Only enhancements blocking 3.2 or specifically approved for 3.2 may be checked in to the 3.2 branch. If you would like to nominate your enhancement for Bugzilla 3.2, set "blocking3.2" tp "?", and either the target milestone will be changed back, or the blocking3.2 flag will be granted, if we will accept this enhancement for Bugzilla 3.2.
Target Milestone: Bugzilla 3.2 → Bugzilla 4.0

Comment 28

10 years ago
Comment on attachment 300417 [details]
favicon icon v1

Yes, that looks good, and it's different from the bugzilla.org favicon, so that's fine.

We still have to get legal power to distribute the image, however.
Attachment #300417 - Flags: review? → review+

Updated

10 years ago
Priority: P4 → P3
(Assignee)

Comment 29

10 years ago
Comment on attachment 300415 [details] [diff] [review]
Favicon Patch v2

this is a dup
Attachment #300415 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #300415 - Flags: review?(mkanat)

Comment 30

10 years ago
Comment on attachment 300416 [details] [diff] [review]
Favicon Patch v2

Yeah, this looks fine.

I was thinking that it should be skinnable, but no--on a single installation, all skins should have the same favicon.
Attachment #300416 - Flags: review?(mkanat) → review+

Comment 31

10 years ago
Holding approval until we have copyright clearance on the image.
Flags: approval?

Comment 32

10 years ago
We got copyright clearance, go ahead and put it on the branch. :-)
Flags: approval?
Flags: approval3.2+
Flags: approval+
Target Milestone: Bugzilla 4.0 → Bugzilla 3.2

Comment 33

10 years ago
Created attachment 331721 [details] [diff] [review]
unbitrotten patch, v2.0.1

Here is the patch I'm going to check in.
Attachment #300416 - Attachment is obsolete: true

Comment 34

10 years ago
tip:

Checking in images/favicon.ico;
/cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/images/favicon.ico,v  <--  favicon.ico
initial revision: 1.1
done
Checking in template/en/default/global/header.html.tmpl;
/cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/template/en/default/global/header.html.tmpl,v  <--  header.html.tmpl
new revision: 1.57; previous revision: 1.56
done


3.1.4:

Checking in images/favicon.ico;
/cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/images/favicon.ico,v  <--  favicon.ico
new revision: 1.1.2.1; previous revision: 1.1
done
Checking in template/en/default/global/header.html.tmpl;
/cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/template/en/default/global/header.html.tmpl,v  <--  header.html.tmpl
new revision: 1.56.2.1; previous revision: 1.56
done
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago10 years ago
Keywords: relnote
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 35

10 years ago
Added to the 3.2 relnotes.
Keywords: relnote
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