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Re: [opensuse-project] GSoC 2011: Bug reporting tool.
  • From: Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:39:03 -0400
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On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 7:29 PM, Christian Boltz <opensuse@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

on Dienstag, 22. März 2011, Mihnea Dobrescu-Balaur wrote:
What I'd consider more important is a duplicate check - based on
the package (and repo?) and/or on the summary of the bugreport.

I'm not sure how accurate an automated check based on the summary
would be, but I'm thinking about a scenario like this:
 - User wants to report a bug for package Foo
 - the tools shows him a list with short descriptions of the already
reported bugs for the Foo package
 - he _decides_ if it's been already posted or not;

Yes, that basically sounds like a good way.

The problem is that bugzilla does not know about packages, so you'll
need an interesting[tm] method for searching and sorting the results.
(Often the bugreports contain the package name in the summary or a

Maybe there is a bugzilla field that could be re-purposed for packages?

If this tool is part of the next distro release, it could start
depending on data that it itself populates even if the manually input
bugzillas don't do the same..

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