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Bugzilla Field Descriptions

Alias
A short, unique name assigned to a bug in order to assist with looking it up and referring to it in other places in Bugzilla.

Assignee
This is the person in charge of resolving the bug. Every time this field changes, the status changes to NEW to make it easy to see which new bugs have appeared on a person's list.

Blocks
This bug must be resolved before the bugs listed in this field can be resolved.

Bug ID
The numeric id of a bug, unique within this entire installation of Bugzilla.

CC
Users who may not have a direct role to play on this bug, but who are interested in its progress.

Changed
When this bug was last updated.

Classification
Bugs are categorised into Classifications, Products and Components. classifications is the top-level categorization.

Comment
Bugs have comments added to them by Bugzilla users. You can search for some text in those comments.

Comment Tag
Comments can have arbitrary tags added to them to help with filtering as well as mark comments as spam or abusive.

Component
Components are second-level categories; each belongs to a particular Product. Select a Product to narrow down this list.

Creation date
When the bug was filed.

Depends on
The bugs listed here must be resolved before this bug can be resolved.

Duplicates
List of bugs that have been marked a duplicate of the bug currently being viewed.

Hardware
This is the hardware platform against which the bug was reported.

Importance
The importance of a bug is described as the combination of its Priority and Severity.

Keywords
You can add keywords from a defined list to bugs, in order to easily identify and group them.

Mentors
Mentors are users who have offered to help the bug owner with such tasks as setting up a development environment, finding relevant information to fixing the bug, how to submit a patch for review, and finally how to get the fix committed.

Needinfo
More information has been requested from specific individuals, or anyone, to move the bug forward to completion.

OS
This is the operating system against which the bug was reported.=

Priority
This field describes the importance and order in which a bug should be fixed compared to other bugs. This field is utilized by the programmers/engineers/release managers/managers to prioritize the work to be done. See How Do You Triage or for the main Bugzilla project, Bugzilla:Priority_System.

Product
Bugs are categorised into Products and Components. Select a Classification to narrow down this list.

QA Contact
The person responsible for confirming this bug if it is unconfirmed, and for verifying the fix once the bug has been resolved.

Rank
Used by some groups to provide finer-grained ordering for working on bugs than afforded by the Priority field. Use of this field is restricted to the `rank-setters` group.

Reporter
The person who filed this bug.

See Also
This allows you to refer to bugs in other installations. You can enter a URL to a bug in the 'Add Bug URLs' field to note that that bug is related to this one. You can enter multiple URLs at once by separating them with a comma. You should normally use this field to refer to bugs in other installations. For bugs in this installation, it is better to use the Depends on and Blocks fields.

Severity
This field describes the impact of a bug.
blocker Blocks development and/or testing work
critical Crashes, loss of data, severe memory leak
major Major loss of function
normal Regular issue, some loss of functionality under specific circumstances
minor Minor loss of function, or other problem where easy workaround is present
trivial Cosmetic problem like misspelled words or misaligned text
enhancement Request for enhancement

Summary
The bug summary is a short sentence which succinctly describes what the bug is about.

Target Milestone
The Target Milestone field is used to define when the patch landed first. Relying on status flags is usually safer.

Triage Owner
User that is responsible for triaging bugs that are assigned to a specific component.

URL
Bugs can have a URL associated with them - for example, a pointer to a web site where the problem is seen.

Version
The version field defines the version of the software the bug was found in.

Votes
Some bugs can be voted for, and you can limit your search to bugs with more than a certain number of votes. Votes are not really used by Mozilla developers.

Whiteboard
Each bug has a free-form single line text entry box for adding tags and status information