Cleaning up Bugzilla

David Mohr squisher at
Fri May 29 18:11:16 CEST 2009

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 5:56 AM, Stephan Arts <stephan at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'd like to propose restructuring the bugtracker used for xfce. Right
> now, the location where people can find projects and components in the
> xfce bugtracker (bugzilla) is a bit ambiguous:
> Projects / Components:
> As you can see there are quite some inconsistencies here. There are
> several duplicates in the configuration, aswell as missing items and
> an inconsistent organisation of modules. A few examples:
>  * Orage is available as project and as a component under the Xfce project
>  * xfce4-mixer is available as a component under the panel-plugins
> project and as a component under the Xfce project
>  * components can both contain applications, libraries and
> 'components' of these depending of the module.
>  * There is a 'xfce-goodies' project, which contains some... but not
> all of the goodies. As a result, many unrelated 'random' bugreports
> are linked to ristretto and gigolo.
> It is really unclear where to find the application a user wants to
> submit a bugreport for, because it might be a component of a certain
> project, and if so... which one?
> As a possible solution I would like to propose to configure every git
> repository as a bugzilla project. As such it is possible to configure
> components for every project. It also makes it easier for users to
> find the right project, since it will be the first thing they can
> pick.
> When project-maintainers are allowed to add new versions and
> milestones for their apps, this this helps to keep the bt up-to-date.

I think these enhanced permissions would be great. I really don't like
having to bug people for new bugzilla settings every time I make a

> Pls tell me what you think, I'd be happy to help restructure bz if needed. :-)

Rest sounds good too, although we'll end up with a lot of projects in
bz then. But imho that's still much better than the current situation.


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