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Re: Optional require-change-reason Processing

From: Alexander N. Mueller
Subject: Re: Optional require-change-reason Processing
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 10:06:29 +0100
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 (Windows/20041206)

Edward E. Jaffe wrote:
> I can't seem to figure out how to implement optional
> require-change-reason processing. For example, we do not wish to force
> this processing for certain values of "Responsible". Ideally, I would
> like to implement something like:
>    on-change "oldpr:Responsible !=\"unassigned\"" {
>        require-change-reason
>    }
> I've tried some simple tests like:
>    on-change "Responsible ==\"edjaffe\"" {
>        require-change-reason
>    }
> No matter what expression I code, GnatsWeb ignores the expression and
> forces the change reason to be entered. I've bypassed that code in
> just to see how gnatsd will react to the PR edit with or
> without the reason. Gnatsd seems to update the PR without complaint no
> matter what the Responsible value. This leads me to think gnatsd doesn't
> care about change reasons and expects the apps themselves to do the
> enforcement. And I can't see how my on-change expression influences
> GnatsWeb to decide whether to require the field.
> Is what I want to do possible? If so, what am I doing wrong? Any help
> appreciated...

Hi Edward,

there is a PR for this in the gnats bug database (#491).
I've submitted this PR in Feb 2005.


Alexander N. Mueller

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