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Re: Bug triaging, debugging and patches

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Bug triaging, debugging and patches
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 09:57:27 -0700
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On 08/26/2017 11:31 AM, Shakthi Kannan wrote:
Is there a group or subsystem of bugs that do not yet require a large > understanding of the code base that I can get started with? I am
happy > to explore source code, if required.
Perhaps you can start with bugs labeled "wishlist" or "minor" in the main listing:


Please use your best judgment as to how much code-base understanding is required, as we don't specifically classify bug reports that way. For an example of a bug *not* to look at, please see Bug#28213, a hairy one involving our conservative garbage collector mistakenly reclaiming some objects that are not actually garbage. (I'm looking at it now and tearing my hair out.)

If you can also shed some light on specific configurations and > workflows to work with the Emacs bugs database, I can set it up >
I suggest using 'git format-patch' and/or 'git send-email' to propose a fix for a particular bug. For Bug#99999, you can send email to address@hidden

Thanks for volunteering, by the way.

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