L. David Baron wrote:
> SUMMARY: Due to bugzilla changes earlier this week you may need to
> update your Bugzilla email preferences to continue receiving email
> for components that you watch.
thanks dbaron; sorry about not sending this email myself :(
> * (though existing bugs
> don't get the new defaults unless they get moved to a new
> component or otherwise reset to default)
existing bugs did get updated, in all just over 450,000 bugs were updated.
Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 7/6/12 6:49 PM, L. David Baron wrote:
>> * However, with component watching, whether you get mail when a new
>> bug is moved into the component you watch is controlled by "The
>> product or component changes" row  in the email preferences
>> than the "I'm added to or removed from this capacity" row as it
>> was for QA contact watching.
> Is there a reason this wasn't just auto-migrated?
when that preference was added, the default values were copied from the
"other" column (which is the old setting which governed these sorts of
changes). if you had 'other' unchecked (like dbaron does), then
component changes will be initialed to unchecked too.
copying it across from the qa-contact settings wouldn't have worked, as
some teams/component have always used the qa-contact field as a real
qa-contact, so we can't make assumptions behind the intent of a user's
email preferences (this is why the number of bugs updated during the
migration is less than the total number of bugs on the system).
Asa Dotzler wrote:
> I had thought all of the things to keep continuity for watchers would
> have been automatically migrated. If not, that's unfortunate.
by and large they were; however we can't cleanly migrate all settings
across - for example if someone is using both user watching and
component watching with conflicting preferences, their component
watching preferences won't be updated.
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