Auto Filling the Version Field
Right now, in the Firefox product, there are over 7300 bugs that have the version set to “Unspecified”. This makes it difficult to accurately track which bugs are filed against each version of the product, as you have to go in, read the build identifier (which is a comment), and manually change the version field. We automatically UA sniff and fill in the platform and OS fields, could we not automatically fill in the product version field for the Firefox product? This would not work for most products (eg. Thunderbird), but for bugs filed in the Seamonkey, Camino and Firefox products is it possible to auto fill this field in, then ask the user to confirm that it is correct, as we already do with the platform and OS? And if the user is using another browser (eg, using IE to file a bug against Firefox, or using Firefox to file a bug against Seamonkey), just detect that the UA is not for the product it is being filed against, and set to Unspecified? This would not help those bugs already on Bugzilla, but would make triaging these bugs in the future easier.
However, knowing little about BMO development and maintenance, I’m not sure how feasible or practical this would be 🙂