[Fedora QA] #221: Reduce Blocker Bug Review Meeting Length

Fedora QA trac at fedorahosted.org
Tue Jul 12 04:37:44 UTC 2011

#221: Reduce Blocker Bug Review Meeting Length
  Reporter:  tflink       |       Owner:           
      Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new      
  Priority:  major        |   Milestone:  Fedora 16
 Component:  Trac         |     Version:           
Resolution:               |    Keywords:           
Comment (by adamwill):

 I like the general idea there, but it's worth keeping in the collective
 memory that the use of the whiteboard field was originally a bit of a lazy
 workaround, and we intended to replace it with keywords or flags or
 something more sophisticated later; we've just been too lazy to do so so
 far. The main drawback of using the whiteboard field is it's too easy to
 make a mistake in entering data into it, as it's entirely freeform. If you
 typo a keyword, Bugzilla refuses to accept it. If you typo a whiteboard
 field, it'll go through just fine...but then searches will miss it.

 A smaller drawback is the whiteboard field in the web interface can get
 kinda overloaded and be hard to look through. It's also slightly harder to
 do searches on it (it's a custom field in the search form).

Ticket URL: <https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/ticket/221#comment:2>
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