Is firefox-backlog+ still useful?

Christopher Karlof ckarlof at
Fri Jul 31 23:34:00 UTC 2015

I just started using the flag today to build a Desktop Sync backlog.


On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 2:08 PM, Matthew N. <MattN+firefox-dev at>

> I just had a realization that now that we're not using a single backlog
> for all desktop work (we have various smaller project teams), it's not
> clear to me what the purpose of the firefox-backlog flag is. There are 1629
> bugs set to '+'[1] which seems like a lot given that this flag was intended
> as a way to mark bugs that we would likely work on in approximately the
> next 6 months. There are bugs in there that don't seem like they are
> actually things we want to do.
> I'm curious to hear how/if people are currently using the flag and whether
> anyone is actually pulling bugs from there outside of bugs identified for a
> specific project. There are searches for good bugs from
> but I don't know if contributors are using them over bugsahoy.
> Perhaps the backlog is the place where the upcoming quality teams will
> pull from as its ideally  identifying important issues in all of our
> components. A follow-up question would be if anyone is pruning this list?
> Cheers,
> Matthew N. (:MattN)
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