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

David Levin levin at chromium.org
Wed Oct 5 18:09:22 PDT 2011

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 6:07 PM, Alexey Proskuryakov <ap at webkit.org> wrote:

> 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.

btw, I'm not planning to work on this for now but would be happy to give
advice if someone took it up.


>  - WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov
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