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From Jonathan Oulds <>
Subject Re: Modifying commit messages
Date Fri, 14 Jan 2011 12:16:07 GMT
We do use Bugzilla to track issues, you are correct that you can file 
the bug against multiple branches and we do.

However, what if a branch is created after the bug has been added to 
Bugzilla.  Someone would have to manually inspect the revision at which 
the branch was taken and create another set of Bugzilla issues for the 
new branch for all the bugs that were present at that time of branching.

This to me seems to be the problem with issue tracking and branching, 
keeping the two synchronised.

However, what if you could do an "svn log -g" and compare the results 
with a Bugzilla search to prove that all known bugs were also present in 
Bugzilla for that branch?


On 14/01/2011 10:56, Thorsten Schöning wrote:
> Guten Tag Jonathan Oulds,
> am Donnerstag, 13. Januar 2011 um 17:46 schrieben Sie:
>> Currently we track bug fixes by including a reference number within the
>> commit message, I'm sure this is common practice.
> If you already use a bug tracker, doesn't that provide a mechanism to
> file bugs against multiple versions or maybe clone bugs into multiple
> versions? Bugzilla for example does the latter, at least in my old
> 2.22.x, which wouldn't directly answer the question which bug does
> span over multiple versions. But what you could do is create some
> master bug for your error and dependant bugs for each version in which
> this error occurs. At least you could use the reporting tools of your
> bug tracker.
> In my opinion, depending on the concrete bug and how important it has
> to be fixed and all that stuff, having more than one bug for the
> different versions is of benefit if you think of things like branches
> which aren't supported anymore and therefore don't need a bug fix,
> some need a fix but not now, for some branches this bug is a show
> stopper etc. I would use the bug tracker for such things.
> Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
> Thorsten Schöning

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