Closed Bug 22220 Opened 21 years ago Closed 21 years ago
Need to be able to query for bugs that *don't* have a given keyword
It would be extremely useful to have a check box for all tracking and other meta bugs. When creating a meta bug the box could be checked. Queries could exclude these 'not really a bug' bugs. This would give us bug stats and charts that more closely reflect bug realities.
Summary: check box for tracking and meta bugs → Need to be able to query for bugs that *don't* have a given keyword.
There is now keyword support in Bugzilla, and a "meta" keyword has already appeared. I trust that Jan is planning to populate that keyword and such suitably; CCing her to make sure. However, we don't yet have the "exclude bugs with this keyword" feature. I understand and agree with such a need. I have changed the summary of this bug to reflect that need.
FYI: We can't transition the BugAThon over to the new keyword-based system until this enhancement is implemented. In fact, we really need the same regexp/not-regexp capabilities for searching on keywords that we have already for the Status Whiteboard. Reason: we need to be able to query for bugs that need a test case: all bugs that DON'T have testcase, makingtest, donttest, or patch in the keyword field. See http://www.mozilla.org/newlayout/bugathon.html for examples of the needed searches. If you want me to open a separate bug for the need for regexp/not-regexp support, let me know. Otherwise I'll leave the issue in this bug report. I'll leave the BugAThon running under the old system until this enhancement is added. Adding cbegle and self to cc:.
You can now do all these queries (some of them require using the new boolean chart feature in the query page).
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 21 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Features are all present (at least indirectly) and I'll assume the current facilities are adequate as the BugAThon seems to have transitioned and no further comments were made in a month, so verif.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
QA Contact: matty
Moving to Bugzilla product
Component: Bugzilla → Bugzilla-General
Product: Webtools → Bugzilla
Target Milestone: --- → Bugzilla old
Version: other → unspecified
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