Request for comments: New Bugzilla-based contribution process
mr at sun.com
Mon Feb 23 13:29:09 PST 2009
> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 14:25:11 -0600
> From: bradford.wetmore at sun.com
> Mark wrote:
>> Brad wrote:
>>> but for now we're just using Bugzilla for
>>> accepting contributions for bugs that already have bugids in
>>> Bugtraq/Bugster (Sun's internal bug tracking system).
>> Well, not exactly. Contributors are also welcome to submit patches for
>> bugs or RFEs that do not already have corresponding Sun bug ids.
> Good to know, I hadn't grasped that subtlety. Maybe that could be
> called out a little more in Section 1?
>> Not quite. The SUNBUG resolution value is intended for the case of a
>> Bugzilla bug filed against a component whose bugs are only being tracked
>> in Sun's internal system. The "sunbug=xxxxxxx" whiteboard entry is more
>> generally useful. I think your scenario would work better as:
>> 1) Internal user has previously filed Bugtraq id 6000000.
>> 2) External user(s) wants to fix it, so they stake their claim in
>> Bugzilla (Bugzilla id 100000), adding "sunbug=6000000" to the
>> bug's whiteboard.
>> 3) Several users propose fixes. Finally one is accepted as "The Fix"
>> and is attached to the Bugzilla bug.
>> 4) Sponsor evaluates fix, integrates it into the JDK at 6000000, and
>> closes the bug as FIXDELIVERED/FIXED.
> Minor nit. When the fix is put into one of the gates, the fix goes to
> "fix available" in bugtraq. It's the gatekeepers who mark as Fix
> Delivered. This means the sponsor must watch for the change to hit the
> MASTER and then remember to move it to FIXDELIVERED, or else the
> gatekeepers must realize that he has to update both. Or just mark as
> FIXDELIVERED when it goes into one of the GATES? That'll be confusing.
I agree. The simplest thing is probably for a sponsor to set the
Bugzilla bug's state to FIXAVAILABLE and then later change it to
FIXDELIVERED when corresponding Sun bug is updated to that state.
> Until we get Bugtraq/Bugzilla linked, this does require someone
> duplicate the states in both the Bugzilla/Bugster bugids. That's
> something to address in the sponsor document.
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