How to do a Code Tour

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What is a code tour?

A code tour lists information about all of the bugs in Bugzilla that have been closed in the past week. You can view previous code tours in [info]dw_dev here.

How to make a code tour

First, get a link to a Bugzilla search from [info]denise or by putting the start and end dates of the week into this search form. Then, put the information each bug into this example format:

<a href="">Bug NNNN</a>: Bug Title
Category: What section of the site is this bug about?
Patch by: <user name="username"> or submitter name
Description: What problem does this bug solve, or what new feature does it add?

Then, make a post to [info]dw_dev tagged "code tour". The time to do these is generally Monday, so they can be included in the [info]dw_news update.

Makes sure to double check the bug--sometimes the "patch by" field only includes who made the patch, but other people may have worked on it, especially in the arena of themes.

Template Making Script

If you are comfortable with using Python on the command line, here is a script that can help you make a template with all the bugs in a CSV download of the week's bugs. (You can find the CSV download link on the bottom of the search page. You'll want to make sure to have these columns listed: Full Summary, Component, Assignee Realname, and Resolution.)

#!/usr/bin/env python
# usage: python bugs-2009-09-15.csv
import csv, re, sys
def parse_assignment(assign):
    """Attempt to parse the assignment for the submitter's username.
    Use the full assignment field otherwise."""
    # [:username]
    match ='\[\:([a-z0-9_]+)\]', assign);
        return "".join(['<user name="',, '">'])
    except (IndexError, AttributeError):
        return assign
# Get the CSV file for the bugs
bugs_file = sys.argv[1]
bugReader = csv.DictReader(open(bugs_file))
# This is a template for a bug record
template_record = """
<b><a href="">Bug %(bug_id)s</a>:</b> %(title)s
<b>Category:</b> %(category)s
<b>Patch by:</b> %(patch_by)s
<b>Description:</b> FILL IN
# For each row in the bug CSV file, put the appropriate variables into
# the template and print
for row in bugReader:
    replacements = { "patch_by": parse_assignment(row["assigned_to_realname"]),
        "bug_id": row["bug_id"],
        "category": row["component"],
        "title": row["short_desc"] }
    print template_record % replacements

How to do a Bugs (old and new) Tour

<a href="">Bug XX</a>: SUMMARY Category: Reported on DATE by <user name="NAME"> Severity and Priority: Status: assigned to/unassigned Description:</b>

Then, make a post to [info]dw_dev tagged "code tour". The time to do these is generally Monday, so they can be included in the [info]dw_news update.