[webkit-dev] Removing keywords from resolved bugs

David Hyatt hyatt at apple.com
Wed Feb 1 13:32:49 PST 2006

I don't see any reason to remove the regression keyword after a bug  
is resolved and don't really understand the logic behind suddenly  
doing this to all the regression bugs.

It's still useful even after a bug is fixed to know that it was a  
regression from an earlier build.  What if the bug isn't really fixed  
and has to be reopened?

If the problem is search querying, just refine the query to include  
only bugs that are still open.


On Jan 31, 2006, at 10:56 PM, Eric Seidel wrote:

> I think that in many cases ("Regression" and "HasReduction" being  
> two) it doesn't make much sense for resolved bugs to carry keywords  
> ("Regression" from what?).
> That said, I had intended to only remove the "Regression" keyword  
> to clean up the "known regressions list", and mistakenly removed  
> all of them.
> I'm not sure what the "official" policy on keywords-attached-to- 
> resolved bugs is.  My impression was that we generally removed them  
> after resolution.  Perhaps it's something which needs to be  
> discussed more generally?  Do you have a suggested policy?
> I'm not currently on #webkit (not feeling particularly well), but  
> would be happy to discuss this with you or others at a later time.
> -eric
> On Jan 31, 2006, at 10:23 PM, David D. Kilzer wrote:
>> Is there a reason for removing keywords from Resolved bugs?  Is it  
>> just so that the Keywords page on Bugzilla will reflect an  
>> "accurate" count of unresolved bugs with that keyword, and to make  
>> it easier to search for unresolved bugs with that keyword?
>> In the example below, the comment talked about removing the  
>> "Regression" keyword alone, but ended up wiping out every keyword  
>> in that bug.
>> Could we modify the Keywords page to list and query for unresolved  
>> bugs?  Perhaps provide two columns for each keyword: one of  
>> unresolved bugs and one of total bugs?
>> I'd be happy to provide a patch to Bugzilla to do that if it would  
>> stop this keyword removal.  Note that others have expressed a  
>> displeasure in this removal on #webkit.
>> Dave
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>> From: bugzilla-daemon at opendarwin.org
>>> Date: January 31, 2006 11:20:55 PM CST
>>> To: ddkilzer at kilzer.net
>>> Subject: [Bug 6550] REGRESSION: window.open('myurl', '_self')  
>>> fails to load myurl in current window
>>> http://bugzilla.opendarwin.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6550
>>> macdome at opendarwin.org changed:
>>>            What    |Removed                     |Added
>>> -------------------------------------------------------------------- 
>>> --------
>>>            Keywords|HasReduction, InRadar,      |
>>>                    |Regression                  |
>>> ------- Comment #14 from macdome at opendarwin.org  2006-01-31 21:20  
>>> -------
>>> Removing Regression keyword from bugs already fixed.
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