Version 3.5.1 Released With Issues Overview And Timeline Summary
We are pleased to make available v3.5.1 with two new widgets; the Issues Overview and the Timeline Summary.
The Issues Overview widget provides you with a count of all bugs by both Severity and Priority broken down by their classification, product and component.
The Issues Overview widget gives you a very quick view of all bugs by classification, product, and component. Some customers asked to use Bugzilla in a slightly different manner, where the classification represented one of the many groups or “solutions” the company offered and within that the Bugzilla “product” represented teams or vendors working on the effort. The Bugzilla “component” was then used to group the bugs by what the company referred to as the product. An edit feature in the Issues Overview widget allows you to define the hierarchy as well as selecting the status which is used as the basis for the Unattended reporting in the Timeline Summary report.
Additional drill-down capability is provided for every classification, product, component, severity, priority and total. Clicking any name or number within the report or a severity or priority header will provide you with a report specific to that grouping. For example, if you requested all Closed issues (clicking on the Closed hyperlink at the bottom of the widget), and then clicked on the number of bugs closed with a normal severity for the Bugs Dashboard product, Dashboard widgets component at our demo site, the widget would refresh with the “Dashboard widgets Issues – normal” report as shown below.
All column headers can be clicked to sort the report by that column! This is a great way to focus in on problems.
The Timeline Summary provides you with an aging report for all bugs. The “Unattended” column lets you keep track of any bugs which have remained in an initial state, e.g. UNCONFIRMED, for more than 5 days.
Like the Issues Overview above, the Timeline Summary report is active in every cell and aging header allowing you to drill-down into additional details behind the numbers. The same capability to sort by column header exists in the Timeline Summary drill down reports.
A word of thanks to Shashank Somal
We’d like to thank Shashank Somal who provided us with very detailed requirements in a request for these widgets. The widgets are well thought out and his attention to detail in specifying the requirements allowed us to create some very detailed and useful widgets. Thanks, Shashank!
Bugs Dashboard v3.4.4 Released
Following closely on the heels of the introduction of the Treemap widget and v3.4.3, we are pleased to announce the release of version 3.4.4. This release introduces support for Bugzilla 4.0 release candidate 2, available at the time of this writing, from bugzilla.org. It also removes support for the Bugzilla v2.x series of products. This version also provides many small fixes to individual widgets as detailed in the change log and history as shown below:
14 Feb 2011
31 Jan 2011
The ReadMe included with each copy of v3.4.4 provides additional information, including instructions for upgrading to v3.4.4.
The Treemap Widget
With version 3.4.3, we introduced the Treemap widget. The intent of this widget is to give you another means of visualizing where your pain is coming from. In the screenshot below, we present both the Priorities by Product and the Treemap widget labeled “Priorities And Severities”.
Note the counts in the table of “Priorities by Product” at the top of the image; 94 in the Highest priority, 201 in the High priority and 100 in the Low priority. This same table is then visualized as a treemap showing not only the priorities, but within each priority, the classification of the bug’s severity (e.g. “enhancement” or “trivial”) and a hyperlink to each of the bugs in that combination of priority and severity. Note in the Treemap at the bottom that the counts for each priority appear in the header for that area of the map reprsenting the priority. Within each priority is a breakdown of bugs by their severity along with their counts. This is a quick and easy way to visualize where most of your issues reside.
When you mouseover a priority, the entire area of the map for that priority is highlighted. You can click on the header to open the priorities as a floating object should the bugs be too many to list within the constraints of the widget. You can also click on any given bug number to jump to that bug in Bugzilla.
The Treemap widget makes use of the jQuery Treemap plugin from Renato Formato and is Copyright © 2007-2008 Renato Formato renato at virgilio.it licensed under the MIT license.