[webkit-dev] Bugzilla default assignees

Brian Burg bburg at apple.com
Mon Sep 14 09:26:41 PDT 2015

It should be possible for an administrator to set a component's default assignee and default cc: list. We use the default-cc approach for the Web Inspector component (though it often goes out of date).

However, the default assignee approach seems nice from a self-service POV, and we don’t seem to rely on the assignee field too much in the WebKit bugzilla. What do others think?


> On Sep 12, 2015, at 4:48 PM, Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro at igalia.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> In WebKit Bugzilla the default assignee for all bugs is Nobody. This is
> problematic because it makes it really hard to notice when new bugs are
> filed against a particular component. For example, I want to be CCed on
> all new bugs in the WebKit Gtk component. If there was a fake default
> assignee, say webkit-gtk-maint at webkit.bugs, then I could just add that
> email to the User Watching section under my Email Preferences, and I'd
> notice whenever a bug in that component is filed or changes state. This
> is what we do in GNOME Bugzilla and it works quite well.
> Since we don't have that, what I've been doing is watching Carlos
> Garcia, which is a decent approximation since he tends to get CCed on a
> lot of bugs. :) But only regular contributors know to CC him, so if the
> bug isn't filed by a regular contributor, nobody ever sees it.
> If a Bugzilla admin could set up default assignees for the various
> components (or at least the WebKit Gtk component, but it would be
> useful for all of them), that would be awesome.
> Thanks,
> Michael
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