Bugzilla default/QA assignees

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Mon Feb 18 23:05:31 EST 2013

On Feb 18, 2013, at 5:43 PM, Chris Shoemaker <c.shoemaker at cox.net> wrote:

> +1 ;)

Well, well. Don't you get stiff lurking behind that fern?  ;-)

John Ralls

[1] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/buglist.cgi?query_format=advanced;bug_status=UNCONFIRMED;bug_status=NEW;bug_status=ASSIGNED;bug_status=REOPENED;bug_status=NEEDINFO;component=Budgets;product=GnuCash

> On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 05:09:20PM -0800, John Ralls wrote:
>> The default assignee field is mostly used to determine who gets bugmail for a particular component. Some of the assignments make sense, like having me be the default for Mac bugs, some not so much, like Chris Shoemaker for budget bugs: He hasn't been around for a long time.
>> It also makes it hard for non-bugzilla-admins to set themselves up for bugmail on new bugs, because the mechanism for doing so is to "watch" another user. Watching a real user means that you get bug mail not only for the bugs that that user is the default assignee,QA contact, or added to the CC list, but also for every bug that user comments on. Not really useful unless you're a stalker.
>> The mainstream Gnome approach is to have fake users for default assignees; for example, the Gtk Quartz backend has gtk-quartz-maint at gnome.bugs, which I watch so that I get bug mail for any of those. I propose doing the same for our gnucash components, with a per-component address for default assignee and a gnucash-bugs address for QA assignee to make it easy to get all bugmail.
>> I'll change the components, but I can't create the users because I don't have privs for doing that.
>> Regards,
>> John Ralls
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