On Wed, 2012-12-12 at 12:23 -0800, Rob Lanphier wrote:
My 2c....if we add a new status, it should equate to
"deployed on the
cluster", along with judicious use of milestone so that people who are
just interested in the tarball can infer from our numbering what the
corresponding release will be.
In the long run I see that rather done by integration between Gerrit and
Bugzilla, e.g. adding an automatic
"Patch has been merged into codebase into branch $FOO which will
end up as MediaWiki tarball 1.x.y. Availability of the fix on
Wikimedia servers can take up to two weeks, see
comment in Bugzilla once a patch has been merged in Gerrit that refers
to a bug ID.
Something like https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42150#c5
The more statuses (statii?) we add, the less likely
be a source of actual information.
I'd like to have clarity and transparency which state a bug report is
in. It's true that this requires acceptance.
Currently not everybody uses the "patch-in-gerrit" keyword (for
different reasons) and it's one step on the way to getting a bug fixed,
so it should have never been a keyword anyway IMO.
I sometimes run into bug reports that never got closed though the
related Gerrit patch got merged a while ago. Personally I see some
potential to make it easier for triagers to identify such forgotten
tickets (and future might prove me wrong).
That said, I know that many
developers get confused about when they should mark things fixed, and
hold off on doing so because things just get reopened with "hey, it's
still broken for me".
We fail to explain deployments to users.
I'd like to fix this too, but not in this step.
To me: RESOLVED FIXED = patch got *merged* in Gerrit.
I'd like the developers to be able to mark
things off of their list when they're done with them
That's exactly one reason why I bring this up. As quoted in my initial
posting, see https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42470#c4
some developers want to exclude bug reports from queries when this
reports have a patch for review in Gerrit.
Andre Klapper | Wikimedia Bugwrangler