[Development] Migrating to Bugzilla

Florian Ortmann muddern at ipfire.org
Fri Feb 3 18:50:27 CET 2012

Hi Micha,
I read above your wiki article. It's easy to understand and you wrote
it very good. I think there should be no questions about the status of a
bug. I've checked a bit the spelling and changed some words. All in all
it's a very good and understanding article.

Greets Florian

On Fri, 03 Feb 2012 17:53:22 +0100, Michael Tremer
<michael.tremer at ipfire.org> wrote:
> A new status update:
> I created a draft for the bug workflow for Bugzilla. You can see it over
> here http://wiki.ipfire.org/devel/bugzilla/workflow.
> Please read carefully and see if you understand every state, flag and
> keyword. If not, we maybe need to enhance the description.
> Reasons for that:
> I was very unhappy with the RESOLVED state, which was very weird in our
> case. When you have got a bug, hack on it, check in the code, the bug
> was normally set to RESOLVED which is NOT intuitive for the reporter.
> Although the code was altered, the fix is not available to test and
> testing is a part of the development cycle. So a bug is not considered
> resolved when a developer made a change and is certain this will fix the
> problem. We need proof.
> Instead of changing a bug to RESOLVED, the state is MODIFIED which means
> that a modification was checked into the source repository. Only if the
> change gets into the mainline repository, a new package is created by
> PBS and pushed out to testing repositories for QA. As you can see on
> that wiki page, the QA process is done and after that a bug is getting
> into CLOSED state (I cut out the intermediate steps here). Only if a bug
> reached the CLOSED state, we can be certain that no more action is
> needed.
> I would like to get some feedback from you about the document on the
> wiki. Maybe someone from the doc team could review the text for spelling
> errors and stuff like that and the developers read the text carefully.
> - Michael
> On Thu, 2012-02-02 at 20:27 +0100, Michael Tremer wrote:
>> Hi,
>> in the process of migrating to Bugzilla, I now disabled all of the old
>> ones.
>> There has been mantis running but with no data on it and I am not sure
>> if we want to keep that what has been there as a kind of history or just
>> throw it away?
>> Redmine has been disabled as well (some days ago).
>> All domains redirect to bugzilla, but of course not to any bug reports.
>> Additionally, I created the following URLs that redirect to bugzilla as
>> well because they seem intuitive or just shorter to type.
>>   http://bugs.ipfire.org
>>   http://bugz.ipfire.org
>>   http://bugtracker.ipfire.org
>> - Michael
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