bugzilla.mozilla.org changes for Thunderbird
Wayne Mery (d531)
vseerror at Lehigh.EDU
Wed Oct 10 15:42:41 UTC 2012
Changes are afoot!
Components have been added for Thunderbird:Filters and
Thunderbird:Untriaged . The next step is make Untriaged the default
component for users filing bugs using the guided entry form .
Why do this? Several posibilities, but to name a few
- General should be for bugs whose code that doesn't fit into the bucket
of any other component (components in theory are code buckets, except
General of course)
- allow triagers who want to focus ONLY on newbie bugs to do so by just
watching the component (who wants to wade through the mess of General  ?)
- get bugs from newbie authors out of Thunderbird:General, and then we
can gradually lean up General to be less cluttered.
I have not yet filed the bug to change the Guided form because I need
some information in the form a question - directed primarily to those of
you (both developers and triagers) who triage unconfirmed bugs.
For users who don't have bugzilla priveleges, and are forced to use the
guided bug form  the default component will be Untriaged, and the
Do we allow them to pick a Thunderbird component, as they can do today?
Firefox has chosen not to allow picking components, so their form does
not show components . (I don't know all the backstory, but I read
they no longer wanted bugs in components unless it had first been
touched by a triager.)
a) I propose we allow users to choose a component. And I propose we do
not give them a choice of picking the General component. (BMO devs
assure me this can be done.
b) The alternative, to not allow them to choose component, forces
everything to single thread into Thunderbird:Untriaged. And we may then
need more people watching the component to handle that load, else we get
backlogged on new untriaged bugs. Triage delays would be very
undesireable when we push out a new release. (Although less of an issue
under the future slower development/release process)
Anyone feel strongly that we should do b) ?
Of course, nothing we do will be permanent - we can adjust and change in
the future as needed.
 General+Unconfirmed, 530 bugs http://tinyurl.com/8ug6988
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