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Bugzilla Helper Replacement

Wednesday June 19th, 2002

In the words of its maintainer Gervase Markham, the Bugzilla Helper "has been creaking for some time now. It's buggy, uses JavaScript, uses popups, has dodgy formatting and is generally broken."

The good news is that a replacement is in development. Read Gerv's newsgroup posting for full details and send feedback to netscape.public.mozilla.webtools.


#9 An idea for a design change in bug report

by jmd

Friday June 21st, 2002 3:29 PM

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<i>If you are interested in helping to make something like this happen please let me know. The questions could definitely use refining and ideally this would be a small XUL app wizard that you could access from the "File a bug" menuitem in the browser. </i>

I'd love to help, but timing is bad. Right now, I'm already 100% buzy with other involvements. Well if it gets better in a pair of month, we'll see.

I don't know if there's enough/adequate information in every bug entry so that the final query can return just the right list of bugs. The number of issues tracked with meta-bug and _not_ with fine tuned bugzilla request, tends to show this won't work even if maybe simply for performance reasons.

I was thinking more of an external base that would be organised just like a deep multi-level bookmarks list.

Also would it be possible/reasonnable to update the XUL app wizard often enough to really follow the evolution in the current most frequent problems ?