[webkit-dev] "Meta" keyword for bugzilla?

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue Jan 31 00:22:35 PST 2006

On Jan 27, 2006, at 11:49 AM, Darin Adler wrote:

> On Jan 26, 2006, at 8:34 PM, David D. Kilzer wrote:
>> It would be nice to have a "Meta" keyword for  
>> bugzilla.opendarwin.org so that meta (tracking/master) bugs like  
>> these could be flagged as such:
>> http://bugzilla.opendarwin.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6851
>> http://bugzilla.opendarwin.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3356
>> http://bugzilla.opendarwin.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6627
>> http://bugzilla.opendarwin.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6519
>> http://bugzilla.opendarwin.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6622 [speculating  
>> this will evolve into meta bug]
>> See the description for "meta" on bugzilla.mozilla.org:
>> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/describekeywords.cgi
> I don't mind adding a keyword. But I'm not found of the word "meta"  
> for this purpose. Something like "IsBugCollection" might be more in  
> keeping with our other keywords.
> It would be fine to mark a bug that's a collection of other bugs as  
> such, but why is a keyword helpful for this? Will we use this  
> keyword to create queries?

In OS X, the term "master bug" is often used. Another possibility  
would be "tracking bug". I think TrackingBug or MasterBug would be  
ok, but are probably unnecessary for reasons stated. A "MASTER:"  
prefix in the title might be sufficient. We are trying to be careful  
and not overdo the keywords, so we keep a small useful set.


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