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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.


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

by mlefevre

Sunday December 22nd, 2002 6:58 PM

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"Keywords are no longer used for these purposes."

in that case, would it not be a good idea to remove the keywords - at least the mozilla1.3 and mozilla1.4 keywords - so people don't waste time using them.

"It shouldn't be hard to learn to not set the + on a flag unless ... you're qualified to do so"

hmm... that seems to be placing rather a lot of faith in people's willingness to be bothered learning. educating thousands of clueless users by correcting their mistakes may well be more effort than writing the code to prevent them from doing so... but I guess it will become apparent how much of a problem it is (or is not)