I would like to receive unified diffs instead of the context ones.

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

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Bugzilla
Bugzilla-General
P3
enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
20 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: Aleksey Nogin, Assigned: justdave)

Tracking

Details

(Whiteboard: waiting feedback)

(Reporter)

Description

20 years ago
I liked the idea of sending the bug entry updates as a diff.
And I think it would be especially nice to be able to personalize
the diff options. For example, I would prefer to receive unified diffs
instead of context ones.

Updated

20 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Comment 1

20 years ago
Um, what's a "unified diff"?  How can I generate one?

I'm not likely to give that level of personalized control here; I don't think it
worth the coding hassle.  But, hey, if you can convince me that unified diffs
are better, I could just change it so that everyone gets them...
(Reporter)

Comment 2

20 years ago
Unified diff is produces by "diff -u". It is very similar to the context diff,
but more compact.

For example, the context diff
***************
*** 3,9 ****
  Version: 1.0
  Platform: X-Windows
  OS/Version: Linux
! Status: NEW
  Resolution:
  Severity: enhancement
  Priority: P3
--- 3,9 ----
  Version: 1.0
  Platform: X-Windows
  OS/Version: Linux
! Status: ASSIGNED
  Resolution:
  Severity: enhancement
  Priority: P3

would become

@@ -3,9 +3,9 @@
  Version: 1.0
  Platform: X-Windows
  OS/Version: Linux
- Status: NEW
+ Status: ASSIGNED
  Resolution:
  Severity: enhancement
  Priority: P3

Updated

20 years ago
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 3

20 years ago
OK, sold.  (As proof, the e-mail notification you receive showing this bug has
been fixed should use unified diffs.)
(Reporter)

Updated

20 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
(Reporter)

Comment 4

20 years ago
Well, I received 3 empty messages...

Comment 5

20 years ago
Yep; that didn't work at all.  (And yet, it did work in my testbed...)

I have backed out the change, and will try to figure out what's going on.

Comment 6

20 years ago
The database is being reorganized a bit.  Instead of the Bugzilla product,
a new Webtools product has been created, with Bugzilla being a component of it.

This bug is being moved from the old Bugzilla product to the new Webtools
product.

Updated

20 years ago
Resolution: FIXED → ---

Comment 7

20 years ago
Clearing Fixed resolution for now.

Comment 8

19 years ago
Reassigning to dmose@mozilla.org, who now has front-line responsibility for
all Bonsai and Bugzilla bugs.

Comment 9

19 years ago
Reassigning back to me.  That stuff about me no longer being the front-line
person responsible for Bugzilla and Bonsai turned out to be short-lived.
Please pardon our confusion, and I'm very sorry about the spam.

Updated

19 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Comment 10

18 years ago
tara@tequilarista.org is the new owner of Bugzilla and Bonsai.  (For details,
see my posting in netscape.public.mozilla.webtools,
news://news.mozilla.org/38F5D90D.F40E8C1A%40geocast.com .)
Assignee: terry → tara
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW

Comment 11

18 years ago
Unified diffs greatly enhance readability and it shouldn't be harder than
replacing "diff -u" instead of "diff".

Something that prohibits this change?
(Reporter)

Comment 12

18 years ago
I believe that the new ("experimental") format is better than either unified or
ordinary diff.

Updated

18 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Comment 13

18 years ago
i concur. the new email tech is much more readable than either diff. going to 
mark this bug as waiting feedback in the status whiteboard. if i don't get any, 
going to close it.
Whiteboard: waiting feedback
My feedback: As long the old email tech is supported, it should be diff -u.
I prefer the new email tech, though.

Comment 15

18 years ago
The old-mail system is on it's way out...   Maybe we should make it uglier still
so people will feel compelled to change to the new-mail system.

Seriously, though, my recommendation on this is WONTFIX
(Terry tried it once and for unkown reasons it caused the diffs not to show up
at all.  Not worth the effort in tracking down the problem for the people who
haven't changed their mail preference).
QA Contact: matty

Comment 16

17 years ago
Old emailtech is going away. No reason to put any effort into this. 
WONTFIX!
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 20 years ago17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 17

17 years ago
VERIFY.  mozilla.org already switched everyone over and I'm 90% done w/the patch
to completely remove the oldmail code.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
moving to Bugzilla product
reassign to default owner/qa for INVALID/WONTFIX/WORKSFORME/DUPLICATE
Assignee: tara → justdave
Component: Bugzilla → Bugzilla-General
Product: Webtools → Bugzilla
Version: other → unspecified
QA Contact: matty_is_a_geek → default-qa
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