[webkit-dev] Proposed changes to Bugzilla 'Resolution' categories

Brent Fulgham bfulgham at apple.com
Thu Feb 10 11:55:56 PST 2022

Hi Floks,

I would like to propose some changes to the categories we use to resolve bugs. I’ve been trying to do some Bugzilla gardening to better reflect the state of various “edge case” bugs that often leave users confused about the state of issues they’ve reported, and unsure of whether fixes are needed or have been shipped.

Some of this is due to inertia, but some is due to lack of clarity in how to treat a few categories of bugs.

(1) Add a new “Behaves As Designed” option:

This will represent bugs that were filed when the reporter misunderstands a feature, or wants behavior that we have considered, but chosen not to allow.

This would be used instead of the somewhat offensive “WONTFIX” or mildly offensive “INVALID” resolutions we currently use.

(2) Add a new “Platform To Resolve” option:

This will represent bugs that are actually in an underlying component outside of sources in the WebKit project. This might be used to represent graphics driver bugs, kernel issues, platform User Interface libraries, or most frequently bugs in applications driving WebKit.

This would be used instead of the somewhat offensive ‘INVALID” resolution.

I’d like to hear thoughts on this idea, and whether people have improved labels or additional ideas in this space.

I’m hoping to improve the clarity of the information in Bugzilla, as well as have a more respectful tone to people that take the time to file bugs with us.


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