Rules for the issue tracker
We really appreciate every bug report and enhancement request you give us. Though there are some golden rules you should follow when creating issues or commenting on them.
- 1 General rules
- 2 Rules for creating issues
- 3 Rules for commenting on issues
Don't shout at us. We're a small team of mostly volunteer developers, which spend their short spare time to make Firebug better. We like everybody, who wants to give constructive contributions to the Firebug project. If you're completely frustrated about Firebug, then we advise you to scream into a pillow and drink some tea before you disclose us your grief.
Be available for requests
If you posted on an issue, you should be available for further questions from our side. If we don't get feedback from you for long and can't reproduce your issue, we will close it!
Use a common language
Try to explain yourself in English. We're an inhomogenous team living in different places all around the world. And other users may also want to participate in an issue's discussion. Also to make it easier for others to understand what you mean, you should use the Firebug Terminology for elements inside Firebug.
Rules for creating issues
Read how to create issue reports
Create a test case
When creating the issue
Add a meaningful summary
The issue summary should reflect the contents of your report, i. e. by reading it somebody should be able to understand what the issue covers.
Firebug is not working as expected
"Break On Next" is not working when being clicked while script execution is stopped
Describe it well, but keep it brief
Describe your issue as detailed as possible. You should always keep in mind, that somebody else reading your issue should easily understand what you're talking about.
This also means, that you shouldn't write a whole story around your issue. Keep it short. It makes it much easier for people to follow your descriptions.
Put code blocks into attachments
Instead of posting parts of code into your issue description, you should put them into a file and attach that instead. This keeps the issues readable.
Rules for commenting on issues
Just post constructive input
Avoid comments, that are not helping us to solve an issue. This is just flooding the mail boxes of people subscribed to an issue. Instead you should try to help us solving the issue, i. e. provide more information about an issue.
E. g. constructive input can be:
- Creating a test case to an issue, that doesn't have one yet
- Trying a test case on another system
- Describing a different view on an issue
- Giving a hint how to solve an issue
- Providing a patch for an issue
I also see this issue.
Instead of creating an entry in the context menu, the option should be in the panel toolbar. That makes it more visible.
Tried the test case on Win7 + FF 7.0.1 + FB 1.8.3 and it fails for me.
I can't reproduce that issue running on Mac OS X + FF 10.0a1 (Nightly) + FF 1.9.0a3 (SVN)
If I set the missing variable "xyz" via the Command Line, the problem disappears.
Note, instead of "+1" posts you should use the star button to vote for an issue.