who should use bugzilla ?
Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de
Thu Mar 5 03:32:00 PST 2009
I also think, that existing tools for externals are very poor, compared
e.g. with NetBeans project.
Especially on the bug parade I'm missing:
- sophisticated search tools
- saving search profiles
- reopening bugs from external
- attaching resources
- customising the watch list, e.g. displaying the summary in the list
(today only id's are displayed, and you have to open all links, to see
Am 05.03.2009 05:42, Mark Reinhold schrieb:
>> Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2009 13:43:15 -0800
>> From: phil.race at sun.com
>> As you can see from the email below, there's something of
>> an apparent hole in the description of who should use bugzilla.
>> Can we clarify what's supposed to be the process
>> Specifically if you are external to Sun. but have an openjdk user id
>> either because you are a member of an openjdk group (eg 2d, awt), OR
>> because you have an openjdk project, then should you in fact use
>> bugzilla, since you can't use the Sun internal bugster tool ?
> In the long run, people such as Roman who have push rights into the JDK 6
> and 7 forests -- and in his case have in fact already pushed changes to
> at least one of those forests, after appropriate review -- should not
> need to use a special process set up primarily for people who haven't yet
> earned such rights.
> Having said that, Roman is completely right to point out that he can't
> make effective use of bugs.sun.com on his own. There are, moreover,
> other internal tools, e.g., the code-review robot, that aren't (yet)
> available to external developers.
> Until such time as more of our internal tools are externalized, and we
> use our Bugzilla for all bugs rather than just for contributions from
> non-Sun developers, I see no harm in using Bugzilla to track changes
> being proposed by such developers even if they do have push rights into
> the appropriate forests.
> If there's general agreement on this then I'll arrange for the warning
> header on bugs.openjdk.java.net to be modified accordingly.
> - Mark
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