Tag Archives: Bugzilla

Don’t ask what SeaMonkey can do for you, but what you can do for your SeaMonkey

Innoffizielle BuildsDespite all big problems, we have a first unofficial  2.44a1 SeaMonkey Build – even localized with several languages 🙂

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Mozilla Bugzilla Down?!

Zur Mozilla-Bugzilla HomepageSince 07:55 UTC+1 I can not reach our Bugzilla any longer.
For few minutes I got a message “Service Unavailable – The service is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.”

Now pages will not load.

 

My UNCONFIRMED Bug Reports

Zur Mozilla-Bugzilla HomepageUntil now I have been used to report new bugs with status UNCONFIRMED, even if I was absolutely sure that the report was concerning a real bug and complete enough so that a developer can take on. Reason is that I believe in the two-man rule. Often a review by an other user adds information, may be concerning additionally affected Operating system or an aspect of the problem not yet mentioned or something else. But in the SeaMonkey project, due to very limit “human QA resources” and the lack of interest of most SeaMonkey users to contribute to the project, the bug review process  horrible slow, even Bug reports what can be reproduced easily do not find a user who is willing to do a test whether he can reproduce the problem.

So in future I myself will change bug status to NEW after 1 week of waiting if I think that all requirements for starting bug fixing process are fulfilled (and nobody confirmed the bug).

QA: New Whiteboard tag “[easyconfirm]”

Zur Mozilla-Bugzilla HomepageFor the SeaMonkey project I now use a new Bugzilla Whiteboard tag “[easyconfirm]” for UNCONFIRMED Bugzilla bug reports, which can be easily reproduced also by Bugzilla newbies. So these bug reports are ideal for some first bug confirming attempts and to gain some first experience with bug confirming and QA process on our bug tracking system. Continue reading