[Rd] Correct procedure when working on bugs tracked in bugzilla?
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Aug 19 17:25:35 CEST 2013
On 13-08-18 8:04 PM, Gabriel Becker wrote:
> Hi R-core,
> I have been working on squashing a few bugs in the past couple of days
> (specifically I have submitted patches for
> 15253 <https://bugs.r-project.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=15253>) , but I
> haven't been assigning the bugs to myself in bugzilla as I was not sure if
> that is something only R-core members should be doing.
> Is there a correct/desired way that I as a non-R-core member should
> indicate that I'm working on a fix for a particular bug or am interested
> in/willing to do so?
As far as I am aware there is no official policy on this, so I'll give
Assigning it to yourself would probably be bad: I wouldn't even look at
it any more. I don't know policies of other Core members.
The best approach is to add a note on the bug saying you're working on
it (which will push it to the top of the list in the default ordering),
along with a note saying when you expect to be done. That would stop me
from spending time on it until you submitted a patch, or your stated
deadline was long past.
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