[Project_owners] [Fwd: Splitting up Bugzilla on MozDev?]

Adam Judson adamsplugins at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 13:44:53 EST 2005

I'm opposed to anything that impacts the performance of mozdev.org.

Of course, I'm not using bugzilla, so maybe I don't have an opinion...


On 15/12/05, Wladimir Palant <trev at gtchat.de> wrote:
> Philip Chee wrote:
> > If I want to file a bug for one project I go to that project's bugs.html
> > page and click on the "Enter a new bug link". How difficult is that?
> >
> >>  Searching is no better.
> >
> > <http://flashblock.mozdev.org/bugs.html>
> Problem is that you usually don't go back to the project's homepage all
> the time. You look through the existing bugs, then you adjust the search
> maybe, then you file a bug. And there are links "New" and "Search" in
> Bugzilla but using them is hard.
> > This may be my oracle background showing up, but using views and some clever
> > SQL is a much better approach that what you are suggesting. Of course
> > somebody may just tell me that MySQL doesn't have views.
> Ok, I tell you this: MySQL doesn't have views :)
> Well, there are views as of MySQL 5.0 but I don't this this version is
> installed on MozDev. And even if there were views, they wouldn't help much.
> Your points would be very valid if we were to develop a new system here.
>   But we don't, we have Bugzilla already. To implement even the simplest
> of your suggestions you would have to change lots of code. And you would
> have to do it all over again every time you install an upgrade. Your
> patches from the previous Bugzilla version will most probably not apply
> and even if they do they probably miss a few new places that need
> changing. That's simply not doable, that's why I suggest a solution that
> doesn't require any changes in Bugzilla source code.
> Btw. using symlinks to access the same table from different databases is
> an official and supported feature of MySQL 4.0. MySQL is aware of the
> fact that is has the same table under different names and treats it
> accordingly
> (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/symbolic-links-to-tables.html).
> Wladimir
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