Blockers via flags?

Bastien Nocera bnocera at
Tue May 11 09:57:42 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-05-10 at 20:23 -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> So, I know a lot of you out there hate bugzilla flags, but I think we
> have  problem with the current way we manage release blocker issues, and
> flags offer a potential solution.
> First the problem:
> Right now, anybody can propose a release blocker bug.  This is not the
> problem though, the problem is that developers (and testers) have no
> good queryable method to determine whether the proposed blocker has been
> accepted or not.  Why is this important?  Well some (all?) developers
> have finite time, and our release cycle is also finite.  Therefor its
> important that they work on the issues we would actually stop the
> release for.  As a reporter it's also worth knowing if the bug in
> question will delay the release or not, so that a workaround could be
> researched and documented.

Does that have anything to do with me adding 2 bugs to the blockers the
day before the go/no-go meeting?

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