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Be sure to Follow Bug Reporting Guidelines

Wednesday October 13th, 1999

Eli Goldberg of the Mozilla QA team has a request for everyone submitting bugs for M10:

"While a number of these bug reports have been fantastic, we're seeing a lot of new bug reporters who haven't yet learned how to submit Good Mozilla Bugs. Correspondingly, easily 20% of them have been tossed out as INVALID or WORKSFORME on the spot. (!) Almost none of the M10 bugs have followed the Bug Writing Guidelines, or used the Bug Template. In some cases, the bugs turned out to be valid --- but we didn't know, since the reporter didn't provide sufficient clues for an investigation."

Also be sure to check out the "Most Frequent Bugs" page before submitting a bug. Duplicate bugs need to be weeded out by the QA team - time that could be much better spent.


#4 It's not that bad

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Thursday October 14th, 1999 10:11 AM

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>alternatively mozilla could entirely give up on bug reports from non-experts (which is the way it feels now really, but they could be honest about it :).

I'm definitely a non-expert and I feel very good about the developer responses to bugs that I've submitted and tracked. I think that bugzilla could be made more user-friendly but I've had no problems using it (and the newsgroups and IRC) to keep track of my 'pet' bugs.