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Full Article Attached Guide to the New Bugzilla Flags Used by drivers@mozilla.org

Saturday December 21st, 2002

The recent Bugzilla upgrade introduced a new Flags feature to help track reviews and approval requests. Several of these new flags are used by drivers@mozilla.org to mark bugs as blocking a particular release or approve patches for landing during a tree freeze or on a driver-managed branch. However, there has been some confusion about the use of these flags, so Asa Dotzler has posted a newsgroup message to clarify the situation. The posting includes information about what the flags mean and details of how to use them.


#2 Re: Does flags replace the "Mozilla1.x" keyword

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Saturday December 21st, 2002 5:11 PM

You are replying to this message

"is the keyword "mozilla1.x" still used or has this been replace by the flags"

Keywords are no longer used for these purposes.

"is it possible to change bugzilla so that only drivers have the permissoin to set it as "+" or "-" to avoid mistakes/confusions?"

Anything is possible with bugzilla if someone's willing to write the code. But why waste coding resources on something that people can easily learn? You're not setting review on patches, are you? You're not setting developers' priorities or target milestones. It shouldn't be hard to learn to not set the + on a flag unless, like making any of those other changes, you're qualified to do so. Like any feature in bugzilla, if you're not sure how to use it then ask before changing things. You can ask in newsgroups, on mozillaZine, in bugs themselves (although for issues not specific to a single bug this is discouraged), or in an email to me. But when in doubt don't make changes to any fields in Bugzilla. Ask someone first.

--Asa