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Re: Bug listings: offering the option of a single line or multi-line view


RE: Bug titles

I think the key issue here is writing better bug titles, keeping them
as short as they need to be. Perhaps some tips on writing more concise
titles is something that could be added to the wiki.


On 7 December 2011 17:18, Robert Collins <robertc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 2:31 AM, Diogo Matsubara <matsubara@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> To help with the decision if we should wrap long bug titles or not
>> (and where the wrap point should be), here's some data from our
>> current bug database on staging.
>> https://pastebin.canonical.com/56840/. It shows the bug title length
>> and aggregates the number of bugs with that len. By glancing over it,
>> one can see the majority of our bugs is under 66 characters.
>> Maybe we could wrap over at some point under the 66 characters limit
>> and truncate if the bug has a massive bug title, which would wrap to
>> more than two lines and look very ugly.
> This may help a little more - https://pastebin.canonical.com/56857/
> It sums the total count of bugs under (and including) each row - this
> lets you see the % of our bugs under a given size without doing a
> running total internally :)
> If we want 95% to show without wrapping, we need 124 columns.
> 50% without wrapping needs 48 columns. 66% without needs 68 columns.
> Cheers,
> Rob
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