If you haven’t tried that new feature in bugzilla do. The url looks like https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=mydashboard.html and you need to be logged in.
Thanks to the dashboard I’ve cleaned up a bunch of old cruffy bugs last week. Send a few emails around to clean more.
If you use bugzilla and the feature is available try it - you won’t be able to do without-it. It has small issues (like creating the list of all the bugs I’m cced on - but that list is probably HUGE).
to whom ever came up with that feature : THANK YOU
Right now I’m pretty sure a Teacher in a Tech school is teaching it’s student something on filling bugs and on using bugzilla, mozilla’s bug reporting system. At some point in the lesson they are handed a paper with a workshop instructions.
How do I know that ? Well I follow a number of things in bugzilla and we get :
Now that I’ve explained what’s going on (and this goes one like maybe once a day on the course of the last few weeks).
I love that people are teaching how to use bugzilla and giving them real hand try and experience on the product but it’s bad.
Why is that bad ?
On a system like bugzilla.mozilla.org that is almost at 800000 bugs, you have a lot of users, a lot of things are happening. When you create a useless bug (e.g. an school exercise) you are wasting a lot of time of many people. When a bug is created emails are sent to a huge group of people and a good portion of them will spend a few minutes reading it - and will loose all this time instead of working on issues that affect the mozilla codebase.
When the same thing happens on landfill, it won’t affect as many people. So consider using it instead.
There’s a bugzilla test installation, it’s called landfill, and it’s here: landfill.bugzilla.org.