Bug reporting

Dave Higton dave at davehigton.me.uk
Wed Jul 9 12:48:11 BST 2014


On Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:51:10 +0100 Richard Porter wrote:

> On 8 Jul 2014 Dave Higton  wrote:
> 
>> The first thing the bug tracker asks is Category, which is a
>> list of platforms from which I have to choose one, indicating
>> that the bug is specific to a platform.
> 
>> But, since I only have one platform, how do I know if what I'm
>> reporting is specific to that platform?
> 
> You don't but the developers may need to know what platform you are
> running on. I take it to mean hardware platform since the OS and
> version are asked for separately.

OK, but that's not what it actually says.  The options under
"Category" are:

ABEND
Amiga-specific
Atari-specific
BeOS-specific
Cocoa-sepcific
Framebuffer-specific
GTK-specific
Javascript
Layout
RISC OS-specific
Win32-specific
[All Projects] General

I, as a user of a single OS, cannot tell whether the problem is
specific to that OS, yet the field is required input from me.

I don't want to make a big deal out of it, but it does look to
be a misnomer, and I was just looking for some clarification of
its significance to the developers.  I've got it.

AAMOI: what is the ABEND option about?

Dave

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