Re: [ANN] Changing the default bug view for BMO

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Re: [ANN] Changing the default bug view for BMO

David Lawrence
Unfortunately, we will need to postpone the changeover and it will not
be happening tomorrow as announced. Due to some unplanned changes
related to security and also some blockers are still being worked on, it
has taken longer then expected to bring you the best possible experience
for the new default bug page.

Also special thanks to Marco Zehe for his invaluable feedback and
testing for some remaining accessibility issues with the new modal bug page.

Will keep you posted.

On Friday, January 13, 2017 at 5:04:35 PM UTC-5, [hidden email]
<mailto:[hidden email]> wrote:
> Due to some fixes that are taking longer than expected so we are going
to push the cutover date to January 30th, 2016. Sorry for the delay.
> Follow along at:
> Thanks
> BMO Team
> On Friday, January 6, 2017 at 12:11:50 PM UTC-5, [hidden email]
<mailto:[hidden email]> wrote:
> > Announcement: Changing the default bug view for BMO
> >
> >    As some of you may already know, and maybe even have been using
it for a while, the BMO [1] team has been working on a new bug view page
((a.k.a show_bug.cgi) for some time [2] . The older, stock bug form was
not well laid out and was difficult to understand, with all of the
fields visible regardless of how often they were used. The stock form
was originally designed to  display all of a bug’s data , and users had
to adapt their workflows accordingly.. The BMO team designed a
completely new and more efficient view for the workflows of the majority
of BMO users.
> >
> >    The new bug-editing form has been added to BMO alongside the
stock form and can be enabled by toggling a user preference [3]. We have
been incrementally improving it and collecting feedback by those brave
enough to use it early on. The new form is using more modern design
practices and therefore is easier for us to improve and expand on. Any
new enhancements will be done only on the new form going forward. It was
code named ‘Bug Modal’ due to the modular layout of the page. Each
submodule can be collapsed out of view and expanded when needed.
> >
> >    At this time we feel that the form is feature complete and ready
to become the new default bug form for BMO. We have been tracking the
final blockers in a bug report [4], and the last blockers are being
wrapped up this week. We wanted to let everyone know of the coming
changeover in advance so that we can get last-minute feedback. The
older, stock bug view form will still be around, and we will update the
user preference to let users switch back to the old one[3]. In the
future, we will be removing the old form altogether after fixing a few
more bugs[6], and we will make another announcement beforehand. Removing
the old code will make it easier on us from a maintenance standpoint.
> >
> >    Barring any issues with landing the last blockers, we are hoping
to do the changeover on January 16th, 2017. Until then, if this is the
first time you have heard of this new feature,  go ahead and give it a
try. Any bugs, comments, or ideas for improvement of the modal form can
be reported in BMO [5].
> >
> > Thanks!
> > BMO Team
> >
> > [1]
> > [2]
> > [3]
> > [4]
> > [5]
> > [6]

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