Re: kernel bugzilla

From: Dave Jones
Date: Sun Jun 19 2005 - 03:25:02 EST

On Sat, Jun 18, 2005 at 10:54:33PM -0400, Kyle Moffett wrote:
> On Jun 18, 2005, at 15:13:41, Dave Jones wrote:
> >On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 02:45:39PM -0700, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
> >>The external one is infintely simpler than the internal IBM one, and
> >>the distro ones. I *really, really* prefer to keep it that way.
> >>Having
> >>said that, it does have a few fields (eg version, and
> >>category/subcategory) that should be filled out properly, and that's
> >>not easy to do via email.
> >>For now, my intent is to allow bug filing via web only, and followup
> >>comments by email. If lots of people scream and curse at me, I'll
> >>reconsider I suppose.
> >
> >Something that I'd *really* love to see is usage of other bugzillas
> >xml-rpc interfaces, so that for eg, if someone files a Fedora bug
> >where some driver blows up, and I think it doesn't look like
> >it's caused by any patch in our tree, I'd love to click a button
> >in rh-bugzilla and have the bug automatically be also filed
> >in bugme.osdl, with the various comments mirrored back to the
> >originating bugzilla.
> Another wishlist feature I've seen is to have a mailing list archiver
> attached to bugzilla that receives and stores the last month worth of
> emails on the list. At any time someone can login and:

The volume of mail bugzilla-mail generates is obscene.
I've been on vacation for a week, and I have over a 1000
mails waiting for me from rh-bugzilla when I get back
to give you an indication.[*]

A month worth is just mammoth, and unless you have a lot
of spare time on your hands (or you have have a masochistic streak),
most of it will go unread, so I'm not sure such an archive
would be particularly useful.

I do have a bunch of scripts for rh-bugzilla that could probably
be adapted to osdl-bugme to obtain stats etc like
"show me how many bugs are in state x for kernel y", I'll
take a look at doing that soon.


[*] Ok, rh-bugzilla gets a 'little' more than osdl-bugme does,
but that may not always be the case, especially if escalating
bugs to upstream becomes easier.

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