Changes between Version 5 and Version 6 of ReportABug


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Sep 10, 2007 2:28:12 PM (7 years ago)
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igloo
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typo

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  • ReportABug

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    5353The name of the bug-reporting game is: facts, facts, facts. Don't omit them because "Oh, they won't be interested…". 
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    55 '''The absolutely key thing is that we must be able to reproduce the bug'''.  Without this, we are virtually helpless; we know there's a problem but we usually can make no progress with fixing it.  The easiset way to help us reproduce the bug is to provide us with a program that elicits it: 
     55'''The absolutely key thing is that we must be able to reproduce the bug'''.  Without this, we are virtually helpless; we know there's a problem but we usually can make no progress with fixing it.  The easiest way to help us reproduce the bug is to provide us with a program that elicits it: 
    5656 * The smaller the better.  It costs you real work to "boil down" the bug from a big program to a small one, but the plain truth is that the easier the bug is to reproduce, and the smaller the test program (= smaller debug output), the more likely we are to fix it.  
    5757 * The fewer dependencies the better.  If your program depends on many libraries, it's harder for us to reproduce.