If you report a bug with Mozilla the build number of the running Mozilla be auto inserted into the description field. The Description textfield could contain something like this: "Mozilla build 2001020604 on Windows 2000"
You mean the Bugzilla helper, don't you? This is not part of Webtools/Bugzilla AFAIK. Anyway, I just tried it out and the helper does this as far as it can tell: From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; m18) Gecko/20010128 BuildID: [this is entered by the reporter] The last two digits are missing, but besides that, the build id is there. (Although it has to be entered by the reporter again.) Suggesting works for me.
Nope, not the helper. I dont use the helper... insert the text in the description when using: http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Browser
Are you proposing we somehow make this a Bugzilla standard feature or that mozilla.org add a local hack to do this?
The reporter's build info should be included by default, as this is easily forgotten and time is often wasted by someone having to ask the reporter which build they were using and then wait for a reply. (This happened to me just today, when i forgot to include the build info.) The enter_bug page is also misleading. It indicates that the build information fields have already been initialized: Some fields initialized from your user-agent, Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.3+) Gecko/20010811. If you think it got it wrong, please tell firstname.lastname@example.org what it should have been. This suggests to the reporter that the build info can be left out because it will be inserted automatically. Either the build info should be indicated automatically, as suggested by the reporter of this bug, or the wording of the enter_bug page should be changed to indicate that the build info will not be inserted automatically.
I think this is mozilla.org specific.
*** Bug 116077 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 106499 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Shouldn't it be a field rather than included in the description?
These days, everyone who wouldn't know to include this info uses the guided form anyway. Gerv
per comment 10, wfm.