Category Archives: bugzilla
No more open tickets left in GNOME Bugzilla
It’s already been impossible for a while to create new tickets in GNOME Bugzilla when GNOME moved to GitLab for bug reports and feature requests (and many other software development aspects, of course).In May 2021, Bart proposed to wrap up … Continue reading
Prioritization of bug reports and feature requests in Free and Open Source software projects
A few months ago I wrote an essay on software development planning in FOSS projects. It tries to answer the following questions: Why has nobody fixed this issue yet? Why wasn’t I consulted about these changes? How I can influence … Continue reading
GNOME Bugzilla closed for new bug entry
As part of GNOME’s ongoing migration from Bugzilla to Gitlab, from today on there are no products left in GNOME Bugzilla which allow the creation of new tickets. The ID of the last GNOME Bugzilla ticket is 797430 (note that … Continue reading
GUADEC 2018 (It’s a Gitlab world)
GUADEC in Almería was a great opportunity to catch up with some technologies in the GNOME world, hang out with lovely folks again, and spend time at the beach. Wrote stock answers / canned replies for GNOME Gitlab (to be … Continue reading
Handling all those mail notifications from the bug tracker
…and following stuff that interests you in an issue tracking system. I work as a bugmaster in a large project. That means I interact with many people on many topics and try to have a quite hollistic view of what’s … Continue reading
GNOME Bugzilla: Your Bugs and your Product Overview.
The UNCONFIRMED bug status (which can be disabled per product) will be removed as it is mostly not used and confuses reporters. Tickets with UNCONFIRMED status will be merged into NEW status as announced on desktop-devel-list and at the top … Continue reading
On product design.
…and while I was playing with GNOME’s new Bugzilla instance trying to get rid of some upstream feature bloat, I looked at upstream’s Bugzilla front page and spend the next hours wondering where to add eight more Search buttons/links/forms so … Continue reading
GNOME Bugzilla upgraded to 4.4.
Dear GNOME community, you all owe Krzesimir Nowak, Andrea Veri, and Olav Vitters some icecream and drinks: The Bugzilla software running on bugzilla.gnome.org has been upgraded to the latest stable version available. First of all: No amazing new custom features! … Continue reading
GNOME Bugzilla and You.
GNOME’s Bugzilla instance is old. Too old. It will get upgraded in the next weeks. You should help by playing with the test instance. Go read these instructions and do it! Let me make one thing clear already: Dear GNOME … Continue reading
Good bye Bugzilla, welcome Phabricator.
<tl;dr>: Wikimedia migrated its bug tracking from Bugzilla to Phabricator in late November 2014. After ten years of using Bugzilla with 73681 tickets and ~20000 user accounts and after months of planning, writing migration code, testing, gathering feedback, discussing, writing … Continue reading