In old Bugzilla, fields that one is not permitted to modify were displayed as
text instead of drop-down boxes. In the new Bugzilla, all fields are drop boxes
and the only way to see whether the field is read-only or not, is to try
modifying it and to see whether post_bug.cgi will rehect or accept.
The only advantage of the new behavior is not having to login first before
modifying non-publically-modifiable fields (e.g, you can modify them first,
click "Commit" and have process_bug.cgi prompt for the login info). IMHO the old
behavior is better.
This is understandable. This is the way the current upstream bugzilla handles it
so I am changing this to a RFE. This should be done easily enough in the
templates now. I will look into this for post release.
Just a note that I will fix this but will wait til after new bugzilla goes into
Red Hat's current Bugzilla version is 2.18. I am moving all older open bugs to
this version. Any bugs against the older versions will need to be verified that
they are still bugs. This will help me also to sort them better.
The new version 3.2 of Bugzilla will show the field as text only if the user cannot edit it.