[webkit-dev] What is Alias on Bugzilla?

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Wed Mar 2 06:50:48 PST 2011

Ah, ok.  Thanks for the clarification.

- Ryosuke

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 11:23 PM, Adam Roben <aroben at apple.com> wrote:

> On Mar 2, 2011, at 2:33 AM, Ryosuke Niwa wrote:
> I just realized that there's a new field labelled Alias on
> https://bugs.webkit.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=WebKit
> Why is this field added and what should I put in this field?
> The Alias field allows a bug to be referred to by something other than its
> numeric ID. For instance, if you put "BestBugEver" in the Alias field for a
> hypothetical bug 99999, you can refer to the bug as either <
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=99999> or <
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=BestBugEver>.
> The Alias field was added to allow easier tracking of security bugs that
> have identifiers in other security bug databases.
> You don't need to add anything to the Alias field for most bugs.
> -Adam
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