Category Archives: mozilla

happy bmo push day!

the following changes have been pushed to bugzilla.mozilla.org:

  • [1122269] no longer have access to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/cvs-update.log
  • [1119184] Securemail incorrectly displays ” You will have to contact bugzilla-admin@foo to reset your password.” for whines
  • [1122565] editversions.cgi should focus the version field on page load to cut down on need for mouse
  • [1124254] form.dev-engagement-event: More changes to default NEEDINFO
  • [1119988] form.dev-engagement-event: disabled accounts causes invalid/incomplete bugs to be created
  • [616197] Wrap long bug summaries in dependency graphs, to avoid horizontal scrolling
  • [1117345] Can’t choose a resolution when trying to resolve a bug (with canconfirm rights)
  • [1125320] form.dev-engagement-event: Two new questions
  • [1121594] Mozilla Recruiting Requisition Opening Process Template
  • [1124437] Backport upstream bug 1090275 to bmo/4.2 to whitelist webservice api methods
  • [1124432] Backport upstream bug 1079065 to bmo/4.2 to fix improper use of open() calls

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changing the face of bugzilla.mozilla.org

background

bugzilla.mozilla.org presents some interesting problems when it comes to UX; while it has a singular view of bug data, most teams use bugzilla in slightly different ways.  some of these differences surface in fields used to track work (keywords, flags, whiteboard, summary), how bugs are prioritised (whiteboard, custom fields, priority fields), and even how inter-bug dependancies are tracked.

the net result is trying to design an user interface for viewing bugs optimised for how people use bugzilla is a near impossible task.  in light of this, we’ve been working on a framework which allows us to deploy multiple experimental alternative view of bugs.

goals

the goals are to enable alternative bug views in a way which enables rapid development and doesn’t force incomplete or broken implementations upon users.

implemented as a bugzilla extension, alternativeUI provides a harness for alternative bug views, and implements the view selection – currently as a simple user preference.  in the future we expect bugzilla to be able to automatically change view depending on the bug or your relationship to it.  for example, we could present a slightly (or radically!) different view of a bug to the assignee vs. the reviewer vs. someone not involved in the bug.

generic show_bug alternative

of course a framework for alternative bug views would be useless without an actual alternative.  i’ve been working on one which will likely be the basis of future experiments.  show/edit modality is at the core of this design — a bug is loaded with most fields as static text and switching to “edit mode” is required to make changes.

ideas we’re throwing around:

hiding fields

if a field doesn’t have a value set there’s no need for that field to be displayed by default.  removing those fields from the initial display greatly reduces the noise and complexity generally associated with bugzilla.

we can also use the user’s group membership or involvement in the bug as a cue to which data should be initially visible.  an example would be hiding the QE flags from users who are not associated with the bug or members of a the QE team.

performance

when a bug is loaded right now in bugzilla, it has to load all the alternatives for many fields (products, components, versions, milestones, flags, …).  in most cases bugzilla’s fine-grained security model results in a measurable cost to generating these alternatives — you can see the difference yourself by logging out of bugzilla or opening a bug in a private tab and comparing the page load times against a logged-in request.

by loading a bug as read-only initially, we can defer loading the alternatives until after the user clicks on ‘edit’.

selected “editable by default”

requiring a mode switch to perform any change to a bug isn’t an ideal situation either – operations that are frequently performed should be easy to do with minimal extraneous steps.

the current implementation allows you to comment, CC, or vote for a bug without switching to edit mode.  this can be extended to, for example, allow the bug’s assignee to change a bug’s status/resolution without needing to switch to edit mode.

screenshots

bmo-modal-1

bmo-modal-2

happy bmo push day!

the following changes have been pushed to bugzilla.mozilla.org:

  • [1027903] Please create a WebOps Request Form in Bugzilla
  • [1113630] Set window.opener to null for the URL field to prevent interaction between a remote script and the bug report
  • [696726] automatically create “watch users” for components
  • [1117246] X-Bugzilla- headers included in bugmail message-body aren’t grayed out in review/needinfo request emails, in Thunderbird, due to lack of a space after “–” separator
  • [1050232] Improve layout of guided bug entry product selection
  • [1117599] CVE ID format change: CVE-\d{4}-\d{4} becomes CVE-\d{4}-\d{4,} this year

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happy bmo push day!

the following changes have been pushed to bugzilla.mozilla.org:

  • [1111994] HTML 24 hour nag emails do not include invisible header text
  • [1108631] Add the due_date field to the “Mozilla PR” product and update the mozpr form to use it
  • [860297] “see also” links shown by inline history which link to the current bugzilla installation should show tooltips
  • [1112311] Changes to Brand Engagement Initiation form
  • [836713] Make group membership reports publicly-available
  • [1098291] OPTION response for CORS requests to REST doesn’t allow X-Requested-With
  • [1113286] Bugzilla login field should be <input type=email>

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happy bmo push day!

the following changes have been pushed to bugzilla.mozilla.org:

  • [1063818] Updates to form.dev-engagement-event
  • [1111954] Updates to Spreadsheet Data in form.dev-engagement-event
  • [1092578] Decide if an email needs to be encrypted at the time it is generated, not at the time it is sent
  • [1107275] Include Build.PL file for bmo/4.2 to install Perl dependencies (useful for Travis CI, etc.)
  • [829358] Changing the name of a private attachment in an unhidden bug results in the name change being sent unencrypted
  • [1104291] The form.web.bounty page does not say it’s a bounty form
  • [1105585] Fix bug bounty form to validate its input more and relax the restriction on the paid field to include -+? suffix
  • [1105155] Indicate that an existing comment has been modified for tracking flags with prefill text
  • [1105745] changes made via the bounty form are not emailed immediately
  • [1111862] HTML code injection in review history page

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happy bmo push day!

the following changes have been pushed to bugzilla.mozilla.org:

  • [1100942] Attachment links in request.cgi should go to the attachment and not default to &action=edit
  • [1101659] Remove curtisk from the auto-cc of the sec portion of the moz project review
  • [1102420] Remove “Firefox Screen Sharing Whitelist Submission” link from new-bug page
  • [1103069] Please fix the colo-trip field for Infrastructure and Operations :: DCops
  • [1102229] custom css stylesheets are not loaded if CONCATENATE_ASSETS is false
  • [1103837] Clicking on a “Bug Bounty” attachment should edit that attachment with the bug-bounty form

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happy bmo push day!

the following changes have been pushed to bugzilla.mozilla.org:

  • [1096565] GET REST calls should allow arbitrary URL parameters to be passed in addition the values in the path
  • [1097813] Bug.search causes error when using simple token auth and specifying ‘token’ instead of ‘Bugzilla_token’
  • [1036802] Requests to the native rest/bzapi endpoints with gzip encoding always result in HTTP/200 responses
  • [1097382] OS sniffing should detect Windows 10 from “Windows NT 6.4″ instead of detecting Windows NT
  • [1098956] remove autoland support
  • [1100368] css concatenation breaks data: urls

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happy bmo push day!

the following changes have been pushed to bugzilla.mozilla.org:

  • [1094902] needinfo canceled or requested email end with @@body-headers@@
  • [1067619] Pulse is not notified of changes to attachment flags
  • [1089805] BzAPI compatibility layer returns HTTP 200 when a bug update failed
  • [1096318] Restricting a bug’s visibility does not delete any associated MozReview review requests

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happy bmo push day!

the following changes have been pushed to bugzilla.mozilla.org:

  • [1090175] The size check for input<select>s on show_bug.cgi doesn’t take into account is_active</select>
  • [1088253] GET REST calls should allow arbitrary URL parameters to be passed in addition the values in the path
  • [1092037] add the ability for administrators to limit the number of emails sent to a user per minute and hour
  • [1092949] bugmail failing with “utf8 “\x82″ does not map to Unicode at /usr/lib64/perl5/Encode.pm line 174″
  • [1090427] Login form lacks CSRF protection
  • [1091149] Use of uninitialized value in string ne warnings from BugmailFilter extensiom
  • [1083876] create a bugzilla template for whitelist applications
  • [1093450] Sort by vote isn’t sorting correctly

note: there was an issue with sending of encrypted email to recipients with s/mime keys. this resulted in a large backlog of emails which was cleared following today’s push.

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happy bmo push day!

the following changes have been pushed to bugzilla.mozilla.org:

  • [1083790] Default version does not take into account is_active
  • [1078314] Missing links and broken unicode characters in some bugmail
  • [1072662] decrease the number of messages a jobqueue worker will process before terminating
  • [1086912] Fix BugUserLastVisit->get
  • [1062940] Please increase bmo’s alias length to match bugzilla 5.0 (40 chars instead of 20)
  • [1082113] The ComponentWatching extension should create a default watch user with a new database installation
  • [1082106] $dbh->bz_add_columns creates a foreign key constraint causing failure in checksetup.pl when it tries to re-add it later
  • [1084052] Only show “Add bounty tracking attachment” links to people who actually might do that (not everyone in core-security)
  • [1075281] bugmail filtering using “field name contains” doesn’t work correctly with flags
  • [1088711] New bugzilla users are unable to user bug templates
  • [1076746] Mentor field is missing in the email when a bug gets created
  • [1087525] fix movecomponents.pl creating duplicate rows in flag*clusions

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