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From "James Mitchell" <>
Subject Re: Bug report normalization
Date Wed, 24 Nov 2004 18:12:28 GMT
Well, you guys can hash out the detail.  I just wanted to say Thank You for 
your work on this.  It is much easier to follow along (whether a bug report 
or custom search) with prefixes on the subject/summary.

Thanks again!

James Mitchell
Software Engineer / Open Source Evangelist
EdgeTech, Inc.
AIM: jmitchtx

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Emmanuel Bourg" <>
To: "Jakarta Commons Developers List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: Bug report normalization

> Martin Cooper wrote:
>> I'm sure this has done wonders for the utility of the mailing list 
>> archives...
> I'm not trying to justify myself but the mail archives are already spammed 
> by the CVS commits and the GUMP reports... Reading the archive is 
> definitely not the best way to follow the discussions on the list for an 
> external user.
>> If you really had to do this, it would have been a much better idea to
>> request that the mailer for Bugzilla changes was turned off while you
>> did it.
> Good idea but this would have affected the other Apache projects using 
> Bugzilla. Maybe deleting the "assign to" field for the jakarta commons 
> bugs only before the changes and restoring it after would have worked.
>> Who knows how many poor individuals have been spammed with
>> off-list notifications just because they were kind enough to submit
>> bug reports?
>> Worse is the fact that these changes do nothing to solve the problem
>> going forward. Most people will still submit bug reports without the
>> component in the subject. The real solution would be to modify the
>> template used for sending out the messages in the first place, so that
>> the component name is included. Of course, if we do this now, the
>> component name would be included in the subject twice...
> Good point, maybe we could update the jakarta bug page 
> ( or put a similar page at the 
> jakarta-commons level explaining the prefered form for bug reports 
> (component name in brackets, test case appreciated, etc...)
> Emmanuel Bourg
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