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!