[webkit-dev] Please use platform prefixes in bug titles

Alexey Proskuryakov ap at webkit.org
Wed Oct 5 18:07:38 PDT 2011

05.10.2011, в 17:47, James Robinson написал(а):

> That would certainly be nice, but it wouldn't be as useful as having the platform in the bug description.  The "Platform" field is not very obvious in the bugzilla UI and doesn't show up at all in bugzilla-generated emails, ChangeLogs, or commit messages.  Many of our bugs are filed via tools like webkit-patch or sheriffbot which could be taught about the Platform entry, but doing so would decrease the usability of the tools and I suspect many people would get it wrong.

Additionally, platform field isn't the same as a prefix. A prefix promises that there are no changes in cross platform code, suggesting that core developers can safely skip the bug in review queue.

Cross-platform changes for platform specific bugs are sometimes valid, but should get more scrutiny. Dave Levin filed a bug about this today, <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=69462> check-webkit-style: Should catch when folks mistakenly put [chromium], etc. in a bug title.

- WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov

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