Add new term: "BugzillaTitle"

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Bugzilla
Bugzilla-General
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
7 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: gerv, Unassigned)

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Description

7 years ago
I can imagine sites wanting to call their Bugzilla "Foo Company's Bugzilla" in titles and things, but still have it referred to as "Bugzilla" in text elsewhere. bmo certainly does this - it calls it "Bugzilla@Mozilla".

Currently, all we have [% terms.Bugzilla %] which expands to "Bugzilla". So if you change that, you'll get "Foo Company's Bugzilla" in your header, but you'll also get text elsewhere like "Your Foo Company's Bugzilla login has been changed.", which is not very nice.

So I suggest we add a new item to the terms hash, BugzillaTitle, which is used in title situations where you might use the full "Foo Company's Bugzilla". It can default to "Bugzilla", just as terms.Bugzilla now does.

Gerv

Updated

7 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement

Comment 1

7 years ago
Ah, the customization for changing it in the header requires editing only one file--global/header.html.tmpl. I don't think that this is worth a new term. Also, it would add too much complexity for localizers and developers when deciding which term to use, and it would be impossible to test for automatically, meaning that it would be continuously wrong.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 2

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> Ah, the customization for changing it in the header requires editing only one
> file--global/header.html.tmpl. I don't think that this is worth a new term.

Not so. Here are the places I have used this term already:

template/en/default/global/header.html.tmpl       (twice)
template/en/default/search/search-plugin.xml.tmpl

One could probably add:
template/en/default/welcome-admin.html.tmpl
template/en/default/list/list.atom.tmpl
template/en/default/account/password/forgotten-password.txt.tmpl
template/en/default/account/email/request-new.txt.tmpl

and anywhere else where Bugzilla announces itself to people, or where the data is divorced from the context of the web UI of that particular instance.

> Also, it would add too much complexity for localizers and developers when
> deciding which term to use, and it would be impossible to test for
> automatically, meaning that it would be continuously wrong.

I really don't think the distinction between "this is the title of this particular Bugzilla instance" and "this is a reference to Bugzilla" is too complicated.

Also, it's a pretty common customization. Lots of sites want to keep calling the software in general "Bugzilla" (which is something we should approve of) but want to disambiguate on their main page as to _which_ Bugzilla it is.

Examples:
Gnome: Front page has "Welcome to Gnome Bugzilla" but "Bugzilla User's Guide"
KDE: Front page has "KDE Bug Tracking System" but "create a new Bugzilla account"
Going through some of the smaller installations on the list, there are others which do the same thing too.

Is our aim that common customizations should be possible using extensions? I would say that's a reasonable aim.

Gerv
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