hatkyinc at yahoo.com
Sun May 4 16:39:59 CDT 2003
Well I haven't seen any real answers about this,
Can anybody here add keywords to bugzilla?
Are you aggreing with the ones that are requested
--- Shachar Shemesh <wine-devel at shemesh.biz> wrote:
> Francois Gouget wrote:
> >On Fri, 2 May 2003, hatky wrote:
> >>>Anyway, don't let me slow you down. Just
> remember that
> >>>bug tracking is a social issue, and you have to
> pay attention
> >>>to how the other developers feel about it.
> >>I am not sure what they realy think yes I only got
> >>responces 2 of witch where positive :)...
> >>I guess I will have to wait for the next week to
> >>when codewaver will return to flame me (or not) :)
> >This is Wine's bugzilla so you don't need to worry
> about CodeWeavers
> >flaming you (or about the CodeWeavers' needs).
> However, as Dan said,
> >beware of the Wine developpers ;-).
> >I know I used meta-bugs in the past and we used
> them too in our internal
> >CodeWeavers bugzilla database. But meta-bugs are
> not very practical in
> >the long term and it is worth considering
> alternatives. In particular:
> > * Component field
> > Some developpers are specialized in a certain
> aspect of Wine. Havnig
> >specialists is good, it's certainly more efficient
> than having to learn
> >from scratch each time. So we need to provide a way
> for specialists to
> >find bugs in their area of expertise.
> > The 'Component' field is one way to do so. Let's
> say you're a
> >Direct3D specialist, you can find bugs in that area
> by querying Bugzilla
> >for all bugs tagged with 'Component=wine-directx'.
> > * keywords
> > Keywords are another way to tag and query bugs.
> It's pretty flexible
> >and even lets you put multiple keywords on a bug.
> For instance you can
> >find all the bugs related to conformance testing by
> querying Bugzilla
> >for bugs that have the 'conformance' keyword.
> Similarly you can look for
> >all bugs related to programs for which the source
> is available by
> >searching for bugs with the 'source' keyword.
> > See http://bugs.winehq.com/describekeywords.cgi
> >That being said,
> > * Bugzilla queries don't appear to work. Newman do
> you know what's up?
> >Is it a database performance issue? Bugzilla bug?
> > * Direct3D and DirectSound are pertty different
> areas. Maybe we should
> >split the wine-directx component into direct3d,
> directdraw, directsound
> >and the generic directx.
> > * Maybe we need a 'wine-msvcrt' component. I know
> there are people
> >interested in msvcrt but looking at the component
> list I don't know
> >where such bugs would go. Or maybe we should be a
> bit more general and
> >have a 'wine-libc' so that it includes crtdll and
> potential future C++
> >libraries, etc.
> > * Maybe we should add more keywords. I'm not
> saying we should do it,
> >but adding 'game' keyword would provide the same
> functionality as the
> >current game meta-bug. If we go this way, I could
> see another useful
> >keyword: 'installer' to identify all bugs related
> to application
> >installers. But we have to be careful not to add
> frivolous keywords.
> > * One useful things that can be done now is to
> inspect all new bugs to
> >make sure that:
> > - the component field is set correctly
> > - the download URL to the binary or source is
> provided if applicable
> > (in case of doubt ask the reporter)
> > - all applicable keywords are set
> > That said, things seem to be already pretty much
> in order (more so
> >for the component field than for keywords).
> While wer'e at it, can we add a "BiDi" keyword, or
> at least a
> "complex-lang" keyword?
> Shachar Shemesh
> Open Source integration consultant
> Home page & resume - http://www.shemesh.biz/
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