http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/bug_status.html contains a description for the CLOSED status,which makes it sound like it should be used on b.m.o. however, bmo's policy is to not use that status. that document should be changed to reflect this.
same probably goes for LATER and REMIND on that page.
It may also be a good idea to remove the "Close bug" radio button from the templates on this bugzilla installation. They only cause confusion, especially for users of Chimera, it seems.
I think that if, as Asa said recently, mozilla.org has no use for CLOSED, then we should remove the option from b.m.o. This would be as simple as a couple of [% NEXT IF status == "CLOSED" %] in some loops in the bug display and query templates. myk, asa: views? Gerv
for the record, if this is going to happen, then www.mozilla.org/bugs should be updated as well...
Asa said: "If it's not a lot of work. sure. I wouldn't spend any time on it that could go to fixing real bugs but if someone's gonna do the work I'll certainly take it." Gerv
Created attachment 121783 [details] [diff] [review] suggested patch for bug_status.html This patch removes the CLOSED status frpm http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/bug_status.html it would also be a good idea to remove the "mark bug CLOSED" radiobutton from show_bug.cgi.
Er... the latter of those two things is the important one, rather than the former :-) Gerv
Gerv: well, I don't think the templates used by bmo are publically accessible (or are they identical to the bugzilla 2.17.1 release?) if you send them to me, I can try to make a patch
The only custom templates bugzilla.mozilla.org has are the index page, and the per-product enter_bug messages. Patches against the core Bugzilla to accomplish this would likely work.
Created attachment 121802 [details] [diff] [review] patch against bugzilla templates well, it seems to be as simple as this
Yep, it's that simple. Don't you love templates? :-) Reassigning to Myk for application of these two patches to b.m.o. Gerv
er, wait, the second part (the edit-multiple part) does not work, please ignore it for now.
Created attachment 121803 [details] [diff] [review] working patch against templates Arg... I shouldn't have deleted the [% END %]... Anyway, this patch works now on my local installation.
Is this going in anywhere in the near future. It's quite painful to always reopen, re-resolve and verify the bugs, that people closed, because they didn't know that CLOSED is deprecated. And if we do this, we should also think about erasing the remaining CLOSED bugs, by reoping, re-resolving and verifying them. At the moment we have 333 DUPLICATE, 355 FIXED, 363 INVALID, 97 WONTFIX and 392 WORKSFORME bugs which are CLOSED. For all but the duplicates the process is very easy. Three mass queries for every resolution and that's it. Only the duplicates will be hard, because as far as I know they have to be re-resolved by hand. Comments?
attachment 121803 [details] [diff] [review] has been applied to b.m.o, and bug_status.html has been updated to remove the reference to CLOSED, though I didn't use the exact patch given here (I kept the reference to REOPENED, but move it into the VERIFIED description). That doesn't do anything for existing CLOSED bugs. There's a number of them in the Bugzilla product that I'd like to remain CLOSED, because they were fake bugs that were the result of a failed experiment, and I hate having them come up in queries. :) Maybe those ones are safe to just delete now...
For the remaining CLOSED bugs, maybe someone can do a simple SQL query against the bugzilla database to change the state to VERIFIED? though that leaves no trace in the activity logs...
This page also needed updated for the CLOSED description
Dave, it seems that the second part of the patch in this bug (edit-multiple.html.tmpl) that you checked in over to years ago has been overwritten by the standard bugzilla code. If you try to change multiple bugs at once, you can resolve those as CLOSED. Could you please reapply the patch.
Reassigning to justdave, as per comment #18. Gerv
(In reply to comment #19) > Reassigning to justdave, as per comment #18. Actually following through with reassignment, though I disagree with removing CLOSED. I actually occasionally use it for really annoying bugs on bmo that need to be closed so that they do not show up on the "Hot Bugs" list because they are just extremely common invalid bugs.
I have made this change in preparation of BMO's upgrade. This change will go live Tuesday.