When all you want to know is if the bug is fixed

For some specific bugs, I’ve added myself to the CC list, because I’m interested in knowing when the bug is fixed (and maybe when the target has changed). Problem is: because there has been a lot of discussion in a few of those bugs, I’ve been getting a lot of bugmail that I’m not interested in. I don’t want to remove myself from the CC list, because I still want to be notified when the bug is fixed.

I don’t know if I’m the only one with this issue, so I thought I’d share how I fixed it.

In my Bugzilla Preferences, there is an Email Preferences tab that allows me to choose what changes I get emailed about based on my relationship to the bug. In it, I turned off most options for when I am a voter of a bug. Then, for any bugs in which I only care if the bug is fixed, I vote for it instead of adding myself to the CC list.

I made that change over a week ago. So far, so good.

2 Responses

  1. Wayne June 18, 2011 / 4:37 am

    Yes, that’s worked well for me for many years.

    Another hackish way, but for a limited set of bugs, is when there is a meta bug that it blocks (and you have a general interest in that area), then cc: on the meta bug

  2. Windows 7 Support July 15, 2011 / 4:13 pm

    Thanks, i think i’ll apply it to my account too

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