The guided bug page autofills the build-id with the userAgent from the browser. This is only appropriate for the browser products (firefox/seamonkey/camino). For non-browser products (thunderbird, sunbird), the build-id of the browser does not accurately report which version of the non-browser product they are using, and discourages users from supplying the build id because the field already looks filled. Steps to reproduce: Guided bug page for Thunderbird https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Thunderbird&format=guided Guided bug page for Sunbird https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Calendar&format=guided Actual results: Build id field is filled with BROWSER user agent string Expected results: Build id field is blank Note: the guided help page inserts two lines like the following into the bug description: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6 Leaving the Build Id field blank will only leave the build-id line blank, and the user-agent line will still contain the browswer info, so this change does not risk losing any clues from the browser build id.
There's a patch for this attached to bug 308950. Gerv
*** Bug 356356 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Wayne: what do you mean by "a workaround rather than a fix"? How would you fix it instead? Gerv
This should now do the right thing in CVS Bugzilla (see bug 308950). Gerv
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Component: Bugzilla: Other b.m.o Issues → General
Product: mozilla.org → bugzilla.mozilla.org
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