Thursday, May 21, 2009

Slow Down Bugzilla

I would like to disable the Fedora and RHEL Bugzilla for one or two days a week, just to slow things down a bit. When I start work on Mondays, I have hundreds of BZ mails to sort through. By the end of the week, I might have a handle on things (usually not) and then the cycle repeats. This is on top of the MASSIVE amount of fedora-*-list email that comes in.

I'd like Bugzilla to close for Mondays and Fridays. Leave it open on weekends since a lot of people will test things on weekends and want to report bugs.

I don't think this is unreasonable. Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sundays. B&H Photo Video is closed on Saturdays. Hanauma Bay is closed on Tuesdays. Why not our Bugzilla?

4 comments:

Smooge said...

Practically speaking, I agree 100% though maybe only 1 Sabbath day. The problem is that the internet sleeps for no-man :(.

People who do not get their instant satisfaction of entering a bug post long flaming rants etc etc.

The real fix is that we need to clone you and your clone works on the days you are off.

Solid Smoker said...

How do you propose they handle timezones? Your sunday might be my monday!

dcantrell said...

We [Fedora] already has to deal with timezones for other things. Nightly composes happen according to Eastern US time (or did, I have no idea what goes on now if that's changed).

I say use UTC or the time zone that other TZ-bound tasks use in Fedora.

The key idea was to select two days that are not back to back.

Kevin Kofler said...

This idea is complete crack! As a maintainer, I need to access Bugzilla every day, not being able to access it 2 days a week (or even 1 day a week) will allow me to fix a lot fewer bugs. And users already complain about it being too hard to report bugs. If they have to wait a day, they're just going to tell us to get lost and never report their bug (and most likely switch to Ubuntu).

Bugzilla must be up as much as possible!