mpt sent me a mail the other day, where he said that "as Bugzilla gets harder to use, people start tracking their bugs in other ways." I have a small text document giving the URLs of bugs I care about. His remark made me realise how dumb that was, and I asked myself "Why don't I do that in Bugzilla?" The answer is "because there's a load of bugs assigned to me that I don't care about." Why is that? "Because I'm the default component owner for Reporting." We need a firstname.lastname@example.org account in b.m.o., to whom I can assign all bugs that I have no immediate intention of fixing. I am not suggesting it be made the default owner for my component; if I were to do that, it would need to wait for component watching in any case. I could just create such an account, but I wanted to check with everyone else first to make sure it's OK. Gerv
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Component: Bugzilla-General → bugzilla.org
Resolution: --- → FIXED
In the past we've used the "accepted" status to indicate bugs the assignee is actively working on. Is there some reason this wouldn't work for Bugzilla?
(I assume you mean ASSIGNED.) I think it's true that it's clearer that no-one is working on the bug if it's assigned to "nobody"; but the other problem is that you can't easily un-ASSIGN a bug and return it to NEW. This would be necessary, if I were using ASSIGNED to denote bugs I am actually fixing, when priorities change and I decide not to work on a bug. Gerv
Actually, you can go back to NEW after being ASSIGNED. Click the button for "Reassign bug to [ ]" and leave your name in the box. Assigned_to won't change, but it'll change the status back to NEW.
Fair enough (although rather obscure :-). Still, I want to try this out and see where I get. Gerv
while justdave's technique may be categorized as obscure it's known to some of us :) i'm verifying that such an account was created not that it was necessarily necessary.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Summary: Need "email@example.com" → Create "firstname.lastname@example.org"
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