Changes between Version 12 and Version 13 of HowToSubmitTicket


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Aug 6, 2008, 12:56:23 PM (11 years ago)
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vadz
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Add a section of things not to do

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  • HowToSubmitTicket

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    7272Attaching a patch that fixes the bug or implements the enhancement you propose will give a higher priority to your ticket. Please read [wiki:HowToSubmitPatches] for the details.
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     74=== Things To Do To Dissuade Us From Fixing a Bug ===
     75Following the guidelines in this page helps a lot with fixing the bug but unfortunately it doesn't always ensure that it is fixed (unless you also submit a patch), unfortunately. However there are several things which you can do which might not ensure that the bug is ''not'' fixed, strictly speaking, but which come pretty close. Here are some examples:
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     77 * Not providing enough details about the problem.
     78 * Opening multiple identical (or very similar) bug reports about the same problem, usually still without providing enough details.
     79 * Incrementing the bug priority or moving its target milestone, typically even though it was already reset by a developer before.
     80 * Putting strongly-worded requests to fix your bug as soon as possible (usually in capital letters) in the summary or description.
     81 * Trying to generate interest in your problem by insulting wxWidgets developers when the above fails.
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     83Doing anything of the above is just a waste of time so please don't engage in it.
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    7485=== Final Note ===
    75 At last, when you see that the bug you reported in the past was fixed, but the ticket is still open, we will appreciate if you close it. You can easily list [query:status!=closed&reporter=$USER&group=component all open bugs you reported].
     86wxWidgets is a community project and we need your help. At the very least, if you see that the bug you reported in the past was fixed, but the ticket is still open, we will appreciate if you close it. You can easily list [query:status!=closed&reporter=$USER&group=component all open bugs you reported].
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    77 And at any time, feel welcome to verify other bugs in the tracker.
     88And, of course, we really welcome other help with the existing bugs: for example, verifying that the bugs can still be reproduced, commenting on potential workarounds and so son.
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     90Thanks in advance!