[Mageia-dev] New bugzilla proposal

Frederic Janssens fjanss at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 14:49:00 CET 2011

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 06:19, andre999 <andr55 at laposte.net> wrote:
> As for documentation and translations, a while back I suggested a similar separation, but on reflection I think it would be more useful to have flags :
> 1) problem with documentation (and not function)
> These bugs would be best corrected by those with good documentation skills, not necessarily the average programmmer.
> 2) problem with translation (and not function)
> These bugs would be best corrected by technical translators for the language in question.  Again, not necessarily the average programmer.
> One or both could be checked for any particular bug.
> Thus facilitating a search for bugs based on these flags.
> Those wanting to ignore such bugs could equally avoid seeing them.
> This would tend to facilitate the correction of such bugs, which tend to be lost and not corrected for long periods of time.  (At least that is the case with Mandriva, and much other free/open source software.)
> (e.g.1:  A number of French translations.)
> (e.g.2:  Much documentation is essentially useless to the uninitiated.)
> However, in my view, documentation and translation bugs would also tend to be reported by different people than those who would report function bugs.
> So it would be useful if such flags were to appear on this initial page, as well on the main bug entry page.
> Something like
> "This bug concerns [ ]documentation ... [ ]translation ..."
> With whatever other factors, such as security, on which we decide to focus.
> With whatever boxes are checked carried over automatically to the main bug entry page.

I am working on a script intended to make it easyer to report bugs usefully.

Technically, would these flags be new fields,
or standardized entries in the Keywords field,
such as NEEDINFO in the present Mandriva bugzilla ?

> another 2 cents :)
> André



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