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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Seeking Bugzilla Admin Volunteers
Date Tue, 24 Jan 2012 00:16:56 GMT
On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 2:38 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 2:16 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> As far as I have been able to determine, no one in the project seems
>> to have the ability to do anything in our Bugzilla instance beyond the
>> basic operations that any member of the public is able to do.   We
>> need to get a handful of people to have some elevated permissions to
>> edit bugs, edit components, etc., so we can manage the quality process
>> for the upcoming 3.4 release.
>> I'll enter a JIRA issue asking that myself, and whichever other
>> committers want to be included, be added to a group that will have the
>> following additional Bugzilla permissions:
> I've gone ahead and enter the JIRA issue for this with Infra@:

Wow, that was fast!  Thanks to Tony, we now have a small group of BZ
admins for the project.

is there anything urgent we need to look at right now?  If not, maybe
a new thread on what we want to do.  Maybe simplification and
reduction in number of components? Clarification/adjustment of the
workflow?  What we have now is very confusing to users.


> Note that I did also request that all other accounts, other then the
> named admins, be reset back to their basic permissions.  The new
> admins can then quickly re-enable permissions for project members as
> appropriate.   As David mentioned earlier in this thread, we'll want
> to get into the practice of enabling a set of privileges for all
> committers.
>> - editbugs
>> - editcomponents
>> - canconfirm
>> - editkeywords
>> Having these additional permissions will especially be critical for
>> those engaging in QA, I think.
>> I'm not sure if Infra will do it (security concerns, etc.), but it
>> would also be good to have one or two admin-level committers, with the
>> editusers permission, so they can enable the above permissions for
>> other users without going through Infra.
>> So if you want to be on the initial batch, please respond to this note
>> and let me know what your Bugzilla ID is. This is not necessarily the
>> same as your Apache ID.   And if you don't yet have a Bugzilla account
>> for the project, you can request one here:
>> Thanks!
>> -Rob

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