Bugzilla default/QA assignees
mikee at saxicola.idps.co.uk
Thu Feb 21 07:10:49 EST 2013
On Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:05:31 -0800
John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:
> On Feb 18, 2013, at 5:43 PM, Chris Shoemaker <c.shoemaker at cox.net>
> > +1 ;)
> Well, well. Don't you get stiff lurking behind that fern? ;-)
> John Ralls
> > 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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I see a new bug (Bug 693948) assigned to Mark Jenkins and as QA contact.
I don't think Mark is actively developing anymore(?). Having assignee
and QA as the same person probably isn't a good idea either.
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