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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: bugzilla question : bugs fixed in trunk but not yet in tc6
Date Sat, 23 Oct 2010 11:05:28 GMT
On 23/10/2010 11:40, Sylvain Laurent wrote:
> so, we lose the information of what bug was fixed in which version for tomcat 7 ? (apart
from the comments)

Yes, but that was always the case with Bugzilla. You get the version it
was reported against, not the version it was fixed in.

> For instance for https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=49625 it is now marked
for tomcat 6. And only the comments can tell us that it was fixed in 7.0.3 ??

The primary source of that information is the changelog, not Bugzilla.
Many years ago we used to just add a comment that it was fixed in a
particular major version without the exact version in which it was
fixed. We started adding the fixed version in response to a user's
request. Personally, I don't use it that often - I use the changelog.

JIRA can track this information (it can also generate changelogs) but I
don't think it is anything the committers have felt they needed. At
least I haven't.

I'm not against switching to JIRA, but neither am I particularly for it
either. I actually have a slight preference for Bugzilla since I prefer
simple tools that provide the info I need rather than ones that have
lots of bells and whistles that I don't need.

The Bugzilla search interface is probably its weakest component. We are
due an upgrade to 3.6.x which includes the results of a usability study
which may improve this - I haven't checked yet.

Mark

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