On Mar 22, 2013 10:40 AM, "Ray Strode" <rstrode(a)redhat.com> wrote:
Hey Lynn and Ryan,
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> I would be interested in becoming a triager, but I am not sure what
> to do or how to get started.
Thanks for volunteering. Ideally the process is something like:
1) read the report carefully, and ask for clarification on any details
vague or unclear
2) verify that it's filed against the correct component based on
description of the bug
3) search in bugzilla for any duplicates of the problem and close
DUPLICATE if possible.
4) try to reproduce the problem, if possible, and then if successful,
list specific step-by-step reproduction instructions for others to
reproduce (unless the reporter already did this, and following their
5) ensure the fedora version listed on the report is the latest
of fedora the problem still happens in.
6) if the issue isn't distro specific, search upstream bugzilla
existing report that describes the same bug
7) If found, mention the bug number as an external bug link on the
8) If found, post a comment in the upstream bug report linking to the
8) If not found, either ask the reporter to file upstream or file the
report upstream yourself.
9) If the issue is not something we specifically want to track for a
release, close the bug UPSTREAM.
10) if the issue is something we want to track for a release move the
to ASSIGNED and it will get closed when the update is pushed out, or when
the fix is applied.
11) if the issue is something we want to track for an upcoming
and it's a relatively high impact bug, add something to the CommonBugs
Obviously depending on various constraints (time, hardware to reproduce,
motivation, etc) not all of those steps will always get followed.
But in an ideal world, bug fixing isn't "worked on" downstream. The bug
fixing needs to happen upstream so non-Fedora, upstream developers are
available to do peer-review and chime in.
As far as what bugs to focus on? I'd say gnome-shell and
are good places to start.
desktop mailing list
Sorry I didn't trim the quotes above; I could try to help out for the time
being, before classes start up. This seems like it could get to be a lot of