Closed Bug 6679 Opened 21 years ago Closed 17 years ago

Generic whining mechanism


(Bugzilla :: Email Notifications, enhancement, P3)






(Reporter: mhamby, Assigned: preed)



(2 files)

You may not want this "enhancement", but it seemed to
me that you might want to whine about ASSIGNED bugs which
have not changed.  And also about REMIND and LATER bugs.
So I expanded the concept of whining to include these.

Note: The modifications were designed to minimize the
differences between the official Bugzilla and my version.
Thus the 'whinedays' parameter was not changed to
'whinedays_new'.  And the whining was all left in ''.
You may wish to change this if you accept the enhancement.

I have some questions about the design and operations philosophy
behind the RESOLVED REMIND and RESOLVED LATER bug states,
but will address those on the discussion group.
Blocks: 9184
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED is the new owner of Bugzilla and Bonsai.  (For details,
see my posting in netscape.public.mozilla.webtools,
news:// .)
Assignee: terry → tara
Since I entered this patch/bug, our site has since disable the whining
feature of Bugzilla.  Apply this patch (or its equivalent intent) based
on Mozilla's usage (or mailing list opinion poll of other users).
Close it as WONTFIX if no one is interested.  -- Mark
My attached patch (id=8283) is just another kind of whining on already assinged
bugs, which have been forgotten by the user. The amount of days, after that a
bug counts as forgotten, is user selectable through the userprefs-page (email-
settings), which is also covered by the patch.
Adding default QA contact to all open Webtools/Bugzilla bugs lacking one.
Sorry for the spam.
QA Contact: matty
Target Milestone: --- → Bugzilla 2.16
I'm not sure about these patches, but I'd like a generic whining mechanism in
Keywords: patch, review
-> Bugzilla product, Email component (whinemail), reassigning.
Assignee: tara → jake
Component: Bugzilla → Email
Product: Webtools → Bugzilla
Version: other → unspecified
The author of this patch now has no interest in it; Matty has expressed interest
in a generic whining mechanism. This would seem like the sensible way to go. At
b.m.o, we seem to have found that whinemail is counter-productive anyway.

Keywords: patch, review
Summary: Whine about bugs other than NEW → Generic whining mechanism
When it is compulsory and for the specific purpose it is currently used for, it
probably is.  Anyway, I'm sure I already reported a bug for this.
Blocks: 16743, 27553, 65388
No longer blocks: 9184
OS: Solaris → All
Hardware: Sun → All
Target Milestone: Bugzilla 2.16 → Bugzilla 2.18
Comment on attachment 210 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch to whine about non-NEW bugs

doesn't really fit with the direction this bug is heading, so putting 
"needs-work" to get it off the "waiting patches" list.
Attachment #210 - Flags: review-
Comment on attachment 8283 [details]
Patch to remind for neglected bugs

doesn't really fit with the direction this bug is heading, so putting 
"needs-work" to get it off the "waiting patches" list.
Attachment #8283 - Flags: review-
Bug #96635 is kind of related to this.  You can see specific whine requests
hanging off that.
Changing default owner of Email Notifications component to JayPee, a.k.a.
J. Paul Reed (  Jake will be offline for a few months.
Assignee: jake → preed
Bug 185090 has been filed on this same topic.  I'm going to dupe this one to
that one because it has a newer patch with more generic reporting mechanisms.
Breaking now-irrelevant dependencies, I'll put some of them back on the other bug.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 185090 ***
No longer blocks: 16743, 27553, 65388
Closed: 17 years ago
No longer depends on: 96635
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
clearing target on DUPLICATE/WONTFIX/INVALID/WORKSFORME so they'll show up as
untriaged if they get reopened.
Target Milestone: Bugzilla 2.18 → ---
QA Contact: matty_is_a_geek → default-qa
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