My experience with Mozilla/Bugzilla developer tracking

Over the past few weeks, I have watched Ehsan Ahkgari at Mozilla’s Bugzilla. Following the following bugs:

Approximately Fifty-four emails gathered into my Google Mail inbox (conversation style email collections are superb for this). These emails tracked a vast array of comments and conversation detailing information about the bugs listed above. Each email, unique in topic varied vastly per bug and per conversation with another member associated with the bug. I realized there is a lot to keep track of during a single week. It’s hard to imagine the appearance of ones inbox without conversation style groupings.

Anyhow, I think it is an excellent way to keep up to date with the happenings for a certain bug. I agree with blog poster, in the push vs pull philosophy, I prefer the push approach. It makes sense to have updates sent to you, rather then you going around searching for updates. Overall, we are a lazy society, if the information can be sent to us automatically; why not use it? Would you rather hit reload every few minutes?

– Aaron

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