Restricting Bugzilla comments

Russ Thomas russgthomas at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 20:36:27 UTC 2014


My $0.02

You should be glad to get any feedback (off-topic, trolling excluded).
 Rants, if nothing else, reflect depth of feeling about the product and
(certainly in terms of bugs and/or changes to how the software works)
personal investment felt on the part of the ranter.

For the longest time I've wanted FF and the tools to be my goto dev
platform.  Sad to say, they're still not up to it.  I have to switch
between FF and Chrome depending on which best serves my debugging/tools
objectives.  Case in point: I'm in Aurora now trying to debug a problem. In
the watch window I open "this" and step.  Debugger kindly closes "this".
WTF???  How long has this been going on? FOREVER, seems like. "Report a
bug". Been there, done that, slipped into a coma...

/rant

Get a grip guys.  Bells and whistles are fine but really, fix the basics
first.


On 6 August 2014 14:33, Gijs Kruitbosch <gijskruitbosch at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 06/08/2014 20:23, Daniel Veditz wrote:
>
>> On 8/5/2014 11:49 AM, Justin Dolske wrote:
>>
>>> We've been doing it for a while, 55 bugs as of today:
>>> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=ALL+restrict%3A1
>>>
>> A couple of those make little sense, non-controversial bugs whose
>> comments were restricted when they were resolved:
>> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1011770
>> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=996267
>> (first two I looked at)
>>
>> Seemed to only be a small batch of them like that and it was a couple
>> months back, but I hope that doesn't become a policy. I am more than
>> happy to restrict bugs that are getting out of hand (and sooner is
>> better in those cases) but it should still be rare.
>>
> I think these are misclicks. The hit target for this checkbox is pretty
> huge (because it (properly!) includes the label for it). I've seen myself
> tick it on occasion and then unticked it again (for obvious reasons),
> especially when manipulating the resolution or needinfo checkbox (which is
> corroborated by it happening when the bug was resolved in both of those
> cases). I think we should be proactive in reverting this if it getting
> ticked was clearly an accident, so I will go and mark these as
> non-editbugs-specific again.
>
> Glob: can we move this checkbox next to the "make this bug security
> sensitive" checkboxes on the right-hand side? That's a better topical
> match, too, I would say.
>
> ~ Gijs
>
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