Closed Bug 587142 Opened 12 years ago Closed 9 years ago

Truncate socorro signatures at a length that allows room in bugzilla summary for important information


(Socorro :: Webapp, task)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: wsmwk, Unassigned)



+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #564196 +++

from bug 564196 comment 4:
"bugzilla doesn't support 256 character long signatures. please try to truncate
closer to 128 or 200"

Bug 587129 is an example of where a shorter signature would help because bugzilla truncated the end of the summary, which is important information.

In this case, a truncation of 200 characters would suffice. 128 sounds too short to me but better heads should prevail so perhaps something in between is called for. To summarize what's important 
a) the signature be close to unique so that ...
b) socorro's automatic matches correctly and uniquely to bugzilla bug# 
c) there is room for other important items in the bug summary
An even better solution would be to move forward with Bug 577724 and have custom fields in Bugzilla for signatures.  I think that getting signatures out of the summary/title/description should be a primary goal.
With the completion of Bug 577724 this bug can probably be closed.
Component: Socorro → General
Product: Webtools → Socorro
Component: General → Webapp
(In reply to Chris Lonnen :lonnen from comment #3)
> With the completion of Bug 577724 this bug can probably be closed.

indeed no longer needed
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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