[Mageia-dev] New bugzilla proposal

andre999 andr55 at laposte.net
Fri Jan 7 17:49:11 CET 2011

Frederic Janssens a écrit :
> 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 ?

Just verified with bugzilla to make sure.

Documentation and translations are listed as options under "components".
However any such bug could also be associated with another component, 
such as "core packages" or "release media".
We could even have translation bugs of documentation.

So it would seem better if these were independant flags, instead of options.
It that case they would be new fields.

As for security, there are already 2 such flags, at the bottom of the 
main bug entry page.  (Under the title "privacy".)
Checking either of these flags will cause a bug to be hidden from most 
users, as explained beside the check boxes.
(For this reason, it would be better to _not_ duplicate these particular 
flags elsewhere.)

see https://qa.mandriva.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=Mandriva 

Good luck with your script :)


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