Bugzilla default/QA assignees

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Sat Feb 23 11:56:12 EST 2013

On Feb 23, 2013, at 8:19 AM, Christian Stimming <christian at cstimming.de> wrote:

> Am Montag, 18. Februar 2013, 17:09:20 schrieb John Ralls:
>> 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.
> +1 on the proposal, absolutely.
> But I didn't understand who needs to do the next step here. Where do we have 
> to create the users? In bugzilla or as mailing lists on gnucash.org?

In Bugzilla, Administration>Users I think. The descriptive blurb for users says that one can create users there, but my privs allow me only to search. If no-one here has privs to make the users, I'll file a bug to the bug team to get it done. 

John Ralls

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