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Re: 4K Bugs
Re: 4K Bugs
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 20:10:16 +0000
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)
Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:
> There are 4051 open bugs in the Emacs bug tracker. Did we forget to
> celebrate, or are we waiting until it reaches a rounder number, like
> I shouldn't really be the one to kvetch about this since I disappear
> for months on end, but is there something that we could do to make more
> people do bug triage?
> Move debbugs-gnu from ELPA to Emacs? :-)
I'm very late to this discussion, but inspired by Lar's bug fix spree I
decided to see if I could have a go myself. I found the process a little
confusing. Here are some points:
- After installing debbugs, there is no obvious entry point. M-x
debugs-[tab] gives 30 different commands.
- The two shortest commands are debbugs-org and debbugs-gnu. The former
lists all the bugs for Org-Mode, and the latter Emacs. Why
debbugs-gnu and not debbugs-emacs? I don't know.
- debbugs-gnu list bugs from number 158 and upward; the entire first
500 is about emacs 23 pre-releases. If I want to get the latest bugs,
they are on page 5.
- Bugs marked as "done" and "unreproducible" are displayed by default.
- On none of the debbugs pages are there any obvious menu items or
- I found out about hitting "C" to send a control message. Configuring
this to "mail client" and up pops thunderbird, although I am a Gnus
- I found "bugtracker" in admin/notes late in the day. It doesn't
mention the debbugs package AFAICT. It's full of information, but a
lot of it is how to manage the bug tracker. I don't know if there is
anything better on how-to-fix a bug. It also ends with a warning that
the database takes "well over 1Gb of space" which makes it look
So, I think that the process is rather harder than it needs to be.
If anyone is willing to hold-my-hand, and take me through the process of
fixing a couple of bugs (not the actual bug-hunting, which I can do),
I'll write the process up as a short tutorial as I did with for
etc/DEBUG. This way I can use my ignorance to good purpose.
- Re: 4K Bugs,
Phillip Lord <=