add more default operations for non-priviledged bugzilla users




18 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: Dawn Endico, Assigned: justdave)





18 years ago
We should allow anyone to add attachments to any bug, just like we
let anyone add comments. (we do let them comment, right?)

Also allowing anyone to set keywords would make the bugathon run more
smoothly although the paranoid may not want this since it means that random
people could also erase keywords.

I've set lobotomy42 so he can edit bugs. wrote:
>Since the Bugzilla upgrade, the permission system prevents newcomers 
>from joining on the BugAThon.  We are prevented from making many 
>changes to a bug not directly created by us.  Thus, a simplified test case 
>can't be made without e-mailing the owner of each individual bug and 
>requesting permission.  This slows down progress considerably, IMHO, 
>and was wondering if perhaps the basic set of permissions could be 
>upgraded; i.e. so that the only changes that could be made by 
>non-priveleged users would be to add select keywords (makingtest, 
>testcase, 4xp) and attachments. (testcases)  In this way, security would 
>be maintained for we could not modify pre-existing settings, but we 
>would be able to add test cases.

Comment 1

18 years ago
I checked the attachment stuff before we pushed, and I just checked it again on 
my test installation.  People with no privileges should be able to attach stuff 
to bugs.

Comment 2

18 years ago
meant to say, "and it does work on my test installation."

Comment 3

18 years ago is the new owner of Bugzilla and Bonsai.  (For details,
see my posting in netscape.public.mozilla.webtools,
news:// .)
Assignee: terry → tara
This is another bug that's been sitting around for a while.  While attachments 
work, keywords don't.  You have to have privs or be the reporter, assignee, or QA 
for a bug in order to add a keyword.

Comment 5

17 years ago
i think letting anyone set keywords is a bad idea, since that could result in 
bogus searches if someone mislabels a bug with an incorrect keyword. keywords 
rely upon educating a set of people as to what they mean and the circumstances 
under which they should be used.  letting anyone change them dilutes the search 

marking as won't fix. if someone strongly feels i'm wrong, please reopen and 
reassign to me.
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
no comments in 6 months.  verif wontfix
moving to Bugzilla product
reassign to default owner/qa for INVALID/WONTFIX/WORKSFORME/DUPLICATE
Assignee: tara → justdave
Component: Bugzilla → Bugzilla-General
Product: Webtools → Bugzilla
QA Contact: matty
Version: other → unspecified
QA Contact: matty_is_a_geek → default-qa
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