The product does not need a QA or an Assignee (use "" if possible). I'd suggest that we create one component for each other b.m.o product. Ideally the product would not allow people to file bugs into it. As components are deleted from other products, their bugs would be moved into the appropriate component in this product. ... Perhaps bugzilla itself should sport this functionality: ie the bugzilla admin says: I want to delete this non empty component (perhaps bugzilla will offer an additional comments field so the admin can explain why the component was deleted). bugzilla... A. makes sure that a graveyard exists, B. that a component for the product from which it's deleting exists, C (optional). files a bug into the graveyard indicating the component that was deleted, its description, qa contact, and bug stats. D. moves all bugs in the selected component into graveyard: old product E. deletes old the component. ... For the time being, we'll do this manually. The sequence for us will be [asa: AB this bug - once] anyone*: C, me: D, asa: E. [Obviously people would have to agree (with 'anyone') that it's time to delete the component at step C before I move the bugs to the graveyard ...] Why we want a graveyard product/component. Right now people can't delete bugs, and you can't delete a component until it has no bugs. Many people don't like the idea of actually deleting bugs (and the database doesn't either). I think the first candidates for this graveyard would be PICS, Dom Viewer, and some XPCOM miscellaneous component.
I agree that this would be nice to help shake out now-useless things like MozClassic and clear up our component selection.
I personally don't think this is a good idea at all. The correct fix for this is bug 77193 in my opinion. Myk already used this trick on groups, it should be possible to do something similar with components without too much trouble.
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All
Dave, is 77193 likely to happen any time soon?
one reason i like the idea of moving things out of a product is that in my SQL ignorant view of the world it'd make searching for live bugs in the product faster. i'd imagine that the bug you referenced wouldn't do that, or would incur an extra cost (some other join/condition).
I'll defer to Myk on the timetable for that other bug since he's the most-likely person to implement it. Unless he says otherwise though, I'd say "soon" is likely not the answer, since most of the other interested folks don't have much time to code lately. If mozilla.org needs something quick, the product might be the way to go.
I have a pretty full plate at the moment; I won't have time to look at 77193 in the near future unless I do it in lieu of other important work.
Assignee: asa → ian
WONTFIX. We'll just wait for Bugzilla to support this natively; in the meantime Bugzilla-General is fine.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Component: Bugzilla: Keywords & Components → Administration
Product: mozilla.org → bugzilla.mozilla.org
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