bugzilla keywords

Don Christensen djc at cisco.com
Mon Sep 20 23:35:10 CEST 2004

Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> Hey all,
> I really like the new bugzilla. My hope is we can use it to better keep 
> track of feature requests as well as regular bugs. I think it will be 
> better suited for this than mantis.
> Anyway, I added the first keyword: patch . We could think of more as we 
> go along to help us categorise the reports. Earlier I suggested easy-fix 
> to help possible contributors to find a place to start working. I don't 
> know if that happens often enough though -- easy fixes tend to get fixed 
> quickly...
> Any other ideas?

I can't think of a good name, but it would be good to have a category or
keyword for those requests that would normally get a response from the
developers of "that sounds great, send us a patch and we'll evaluate it
from there".  The users making such requests aren't always in a position
to do any coding, so perhaps some other non-core developer would be
interested in picking it up.

Also, it might be useful to have a "minor" or "cosmetic" category/keyword
for things that a core developer might get around to eventually if they
get bored, but isn't bad enough to need an immediate fix (in other words,
does not adversely affect functionality).  Wanna-be developers could start
with these types of bugs.  This is similar to but not quite the same as


Don Christensen       Senior Software Development Engineer
djc at cisco.com         Cisco Systems, Santa Cruz, CA
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