[webkit-dev] Guided bug reporting on bugs.webkit.org

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Thu Oct 8 01:40:53 PDT 2009

On Oct 8, 2009, at 12:37 AM, Simon Hausmann wrote:

> On Tuesday 06 October 2009 Vestbo Tor.Arne (Nokia-D-Qt/Oslo), wrote:
> [...]
>> I guess the usefulness of something like this deepens on how we  
>> view the
>>   WebKit bugzilla. Is it for developers only? For users of WebKit API
>> (C,ObjC,GTK,Qt). For advanced users of browsers/products that use  
>> WebKit
>> (where the user knows the bug is a WebKit bug)?
> Let me rephrase Tor Arne's question: Is it a goal of the project that
> bugs.webkit.org can be used directly for the products resulting from  
> the
> WebKit code base, or is bugs.webkit.org always meant to be a second- 
> line
> tracker behind a product specific external system?

A lot of WebKit testing happens through the efforts of volunteer  
testers who are not necessarily developers. For example, I know a lot  
of people running Mac or Windows nightlies are basically what we'd  
think of as "power users". I think bugs.webkit.org should be designed  
to make it easy for such people to enter good bug reports (without  
making it annoying for experienced bug filers). On top of that, even  
many experienced programmers may not know the right info to put into a  
browser bug.

So yes, I think we should have guidance of some form.


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