Bugzilla administration policies

Tony Lambregts tony.lambregts at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 22:48:09 CDT 2005

Francois Gouget wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Oct 2005, Molle Bestefich wrote:
>> Richard Cohen wrote:
>>> Metabugs are generally a bad idea because they are very hard to
>>> maintain. What is the point of "Get games working perfectly", and how
>>> can it ever be resolved?
>> Who said it needs to be resolved, ever, or in any kind of near future?
>> I see metabugs more as a categorization feature.
>> If you want an overview of all games that fail in Wine, go check out
>> that particular entry.
I can see adding a game keyword.
> Maybe this could be better done with the use of keywords. for instance 
> we could have a 'game' keyword. Then one would find all these bugs by 
> querying for bugs with the 'game' keyword.
>> I'd like to see metabugs for each DLL or larger area, for instance 
>> "Window painting in Wine".
> I'm not sure about 'Window painting in Wine', but we could have one 
> keyword per dll. Then once a bug is disgnosed down to a specific dll, 
> the relevant keyword would be added. This would let developpers with 
> specific knowledge of a given dll look for bugs in their domain. This 
> would also make the keyword list more intuitive and simpler to maintain.
Isn't it this what component is for. Currently I know that if it is an MSI bug I 
set the component to wine-msi and that way Mike McCormack can find them easily. 
The big difference between keywords and components is each bug can only have one 
component but many keywords.

Bugzilla also has the ability to have component owners but we do not use them so 
far. Right now the owner of all components is wine-bugs at winehq.org so this 
difference is moot at this time.

> One issue with using keywords is that currently it seems one needs 
> special privileges to set them. But this is more a policy issue than a 
> technical one and it can probably be resolved quite easily.
You do not need special rights to set existing keywords in a bug. However adding 
new keywords is a special function (which not everyone has) and so is adding new 

Anyone who wants a new keyword or component added to bugzilla can contact me and 
if it is obvious there is a need for it I will add it otherwise I will open a 
discussion here.

Tony Lambregts

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