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Using BugXhibit to find that bug you know you saw recently but can’t find

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BugXhibit, the Bugzilla search results viewer made with the SIMILE Exhibit widget, is now more fancy, and now addresses another one of my use cases.  I frequently find myself wanting to point someone at a bug, or go back to a bug that I know passed through my bugmail recently, and have trouble finding it.  So now BugXhibit can do easy searches based on reporter/assignee/cc/commenter with time ranges.

Examples by way of live links this time (noting that the default time interval is 7 days).  Uh, and if it gives you an error for reasons I don’t fully understand if you open it in a new tab (in the background) from here, just hitting enter in the address bar should fix it.  I’m going to lazyweb that problem for now.

Other changes:

  • It now is also self documenting, just click on “Show Docs” on the page.
  • You can now use arguments to specify the sort and whether grouping is active on the page.
  • The date parsing is better.  Bugzilla doesn’t provide the raw dates but attempts to change things based on how recent the date is.  BugXhibit does a good job of fixing up the date if you are in the same timezone as the bugzilla server, and a less good but acceptable job if you aren’t.
  • Upgraded to exhibit 2.1.0 and now the numeric sliders with histograms work for me.  Woo!

Other notes:

The hg repo is here, as always.

{ 5 } Comments

  1. Havvy | June 7, 2009 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    Got this error:

    Caught exception: undefined

    Details: TypeError: B is null

  2. Andrew Sutherland | June 7, 2009 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Havvy, I suggest trying to refresh the page and see if it happens then, or try a different query? The error handling from Exhibit, at least the way I am using it, is sadly not indicative of the underlying problem.

  3. RNiK | June 9, 2009 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    Same error as Havvy ==> http://img32.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bugxhibit.png

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.10) Gecko/2009042316 Firefox/3.0.10

    Doesn’t happen using Google Chrome 3.0.182.3.

  4. Andrew Sutherland | June 9, 2009 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    Right, and if you refresh the page in Firefox (either via the refresh button or hitting enter in the address bar), does it work then?

  5. Andrew Sutherland | June 22, 2009 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    So, uh, the problem was I had a firebug-style “console.log” in there that I had forgotten about. Very sad and very foolish. Fixed now!