Update on bug system for OpenJDK
mohan.pakkurti at oracle.com
Tue May 31 02:01:43 PDT 2011
On May 31, 2011, at 9:38 AM, David Holmes wrote:
>>> One thing that concerns me is that this item:
>>> Bug categories (similar to current bug system product/category/subcategory)
>>> is empty for both products, so I'm unclear how bugs get categorized in either tool.
>> Looking at how the categories were used by our group in the existing bug system we need only two levels. Both JIRA and Bugzilla, support a product/component levels. They don't have the third level of subcategory.
> Some things that were components would now have to become "products" in a two-level system - which may be problematic if you want to query across a set of products (depends on the query interface).
>>> Looking at JIRA further it was unclear to me that the notification system allowed for you to receive notifications on groups of bugs - the way that Bugtraq subscriptions work today. This is a key feature for me personally.
>> I can look up how this is done in Bugzilla and JIRA. How are the groups of bugs defined in Bugtraq? Is this user defined collections or is it based on the product/component levels?
> You add yourself to the "interest list" for a (product,category,subcategory) tuple. (The requirement for all three with no 'wildcard' support is an annoying limitation in buster).
>> It is possible in JIRA to setup email notifications as properties of bugs/projects/workflows/search results/security schemes and many other sorts of state changes. Users are also able to create custom email notifications on all manner of state changes in the system.
> Hopefully somewhere in there is the ability to "subscribe" to all product/component reports.
Using the JIRA issue navigator, each user can setup very flexible searches for issues. One can also setup rss feed or email notifications for the searches. It is also possible to setup dashboards for a richer display of search info and other activity on the bug system.
There are also plugins which can encapsulate some frequently used searches and subscriptions use cases.
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