Danek Duvall wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 06, 2006 at 02:40:39PM -0700, Sanjay Nadkarni wrote:
>> I will back this up from the request sponser POV.  In my case an RPE 
>> engineer 
>> had already fixed the bug and putback into Nevada.  However we don't require 
>> people to update the "fixed" in bugster.
> People have suggested that we make this mandatory, rather than optional.
> Another suggestion is to have the gate do it automatically -- I can do this
> pretty trivially, if people feel it would be useful (in whatever context --
> inside or outside Sun).

I'd just as soon you did it automatically.

>> The fixed, committed and integrated fields get updated only when the
>> build closes.  So during  that 2 week period one has to grep through the
>> putback list to figure out which is really non optimal.
>> Furthermore the comment from the same engieer was that they don't have any 
>> visibility if any one from the community is working on a bug.   So adding 
>> that 
>> info would be nice.
> I would suggest, though, that keying off the status field to find out
> whether it's useful to be working on a particular bug is not particularly
> accurate.  I believe that it would be more accurate to use the presence of
> a responsible engineer to know whether it's being worked on (because what
> you *really* want to know, I think, is that a bug is being worked on, not
> that it's finished).  Of course, the RE field may not be available outside.
> If not, perhaps the presence of a value there could be indicated.

Though there's the problem that bugs occasionally get parked on RE's who 
aren't actively working on them (guilty, your honor).


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