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Bugzilla
bugzilla.org
VERIFIED FIXED
16 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: gerv, Assigned: justdave)

Tracking

Details

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 nobody@bugzilla.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
Done.  (justdave)
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

Comment 6

16 years ago
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 "nobody@bugzilla.org" → Create "nobody@bugzilla.org"
QA Contact: matty_is_a_geek → default-qa
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