MozillaNews Launches Bonsai Watch
Thursday November 7th, 2002
laszlo writes: "MozillaNews has added an interesting feature called Bonsai Watch, giving a condensed view of the daily checkins to the Mozilla tree. Since Asa's build comments are gone, it has never been easier to find out what has been fixed recently."
For more information, refer to MozillaNews' article. Bonsai Watch is essentially an alternative view of the data accessible from the Today's Checkins link on the MozillaZine front page, but concentrating on bugs fixed rather than files checked in. The data comes from Bonsai, Mozilla's tree control tool, where you can perform your own CVS queries.
This really kicks ass.
I am quite impressed. Congrats to the designer. By the way, is there any way to turn off the "STOP" page that is displayed before you go to the linked bugzilla.mozilla.org bug? I can see putting it there the first time you do it, but if I use the service many times a day, that screen can get quite annoying.
It would be nice to have the "STOP" page displayed once and then not after that. I see three possible ways to do this: 1. Use a cookie 2. Use a checkbox form on the previous page that is enabled by default but that can be unchecked and from then on the Mozilla form manager could "remember" the values entered 3. Although a little harder, MozillaNews could also use a user registry which would contain user prefs including whether to show the stop page
...I was about to announce a similar feature on my pages, <http://backprop.net/mozilla/bonsaibugs/> It's not quite as comprehensive as the MozillaNews version though (I have little interest in most of the bug columns and therefore show just the summaries of bugs grouped by component).
I originally put this together after Asa announced he was giving up the Build Bar but I was too busy working to add the necessary polish. It is available now though if anyone is interested :-) (I've grown attached to it and it is included in my morning group of tabs to browse - so it will continue to be updated).