Issue 117233 - Default value for "Version" field should be blank
Summary: Default value for "Version" field should be blank
Alias: None
Product: Infrastructure
Classification: Infrastructure
Component: Bugzilla (show other issues)
Version: current
Hardware: PC Windows Vista
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2011-03-05 12:10 UTC by eric.savary
Modified: 2018-09-04 00:16 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description eric.savary 2011-03-05 12:10:57 UTC
Currently, when reporting a new issue, the default for "Version" is "version58" which nobody knows what it is.

Proposal: introduce a "--" value like in "Target", don't select it by default but make the selection of this field mandatory.
Comment 1 stx123 2011-03-05 17:39:36 UTC
I played a bit with the product *Testproduct
It seems Bugzilla always picks the last entry in the versions list.
Comment 2 hans_werner67 2011-03-05 17:53:22 UTC
Yes, try to look up in the db how it can be manipulated. Horrible!!!
Comment 3 hans_werner67 2011-03-05 17:56:02 UTC
The big change is, that we now have a pre-selected version. Before it wasn't selected and was a required field, so each user got a reminder to set it, now it's lost :-(
Comment 4 hans_werner67 2011-03-05 18:13:02 UTC
Ok, possible solution options:
- using the BZ-sort in version field (a little aligned to IZ and the components-field, I think you remember ST), version is ASCII-sorted, excluding UPPER/LOWER-case -> example *Testproduct version "_test" -> is last version in the list and wasn't the last added version inside!
- using the BZ-theming with a little JavaScript for the control "version", to preselect a default or to get rid of the new BZ-behaviour

Handling in BZ:
Version field has a naerly ASCII-sort inside and allows no default. Neither the DB-table has a flag for nor BZ-webtool has a param therefor

My proposol is to add a '_current' to use the ASCII-sorting. JavaScript and BZ-Theming is based on activating JS in he browser-setting.
Comment 5 Frédéric Buclin 2011-03-22 16:29:54 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> It seems Bugzilla always picks the last entry in the versions list.

That's not true. Bugzilla remembers the version you selected the last time you filed a bug in a given product, and select it by default the next time you file a bug in this same product. So it remembers one version per product. In most cases, that's what you want as you rarely have several versions of the same program installed.
Comment 6 stx123 2011-03-23 16:26:54 UTC
Reset QA Contact to new default
Comment 7 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2012-06-13 12:32:35 UTC
getting rid of value "enhancement" for field "severity".
For enhancement the field "issue type" shall be used.
Comment 8 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:33:48 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".