If I remember correctly, I was asked because I admitted to Chris that I know a wee bit of Perl and I did not dislike it. So when Kat (a member of GNOME Foundation Board) asked him if he knows anybody who could help with it, he directed her to me.
(Did I mention that I, Chris and Kat used to work in the same company, at Openismus, for a short while? "lovely how our company links still work" said André, GNOME Bugmaster and also a colleague from the company. Heh heh.)
I am no Bugzilla expert, but after reading a diff between stock 3.4 and GNOME Bugzilla I had an impression that 3.4 is not really extensible in clean way - lots and lots of modifications are sprinkled all over the place. In default templates, in Bugzilla core, in CGI scripts.
So I was asked to help in porting the attachment status to 4.4. From user's perspective this extension only adds three things:
- Another column to attachments table in bug view (example) showing status of patch. Or nothing, if attachment is not a patch.
- A combobox in attachment editing page (example). Click "edit details" at the top of the page to see it.
- An option to fields combobox in advanced search page (example, see "custom search" section).
Any future work on this extension? Probably making third-party tools (namely git-bz) work with it. And maybe adding an attachment specific section to advanced search if GNOME bug wranglers want it.