DOC Center Bug Tracking System Usage

The Center for Distributed Object Computing uses the Bugzilla bug tracking system to keep track of existing problems and enhancement requests.

To streamline our development process, you can now use it to enter problem reports or make a request for a particular feature that you'd like to see integrated into ACE, TAO or CIAO.

You can also use it to track the status of a particular bug or enhancement. In addition, the bug tracking system can be used to add comments and attachments that contain solutions or simple test cases.

The bug tracking system is located at the following web site: http://bugzilla.dre.vanderbilt.edu/

If all you want to do is browse through the bugs in our bug tracking system or view bug summary reports, then you can use the bug tracking system right away. However, if you want to be able to submit bug reports then you will have to create a bug tracking system account.

Upon entering a bug or enhancement request for the first time, you will be asked to enter an e-mail address. Once you've done that, you will be mailed a password that you can use to log on to the bug tracking system. You will only be asked to do this once. Any changes to bug reports you submit will be mailed to the e-mail address you provide.

Once you've logged on, you will have the ability to enter bug reports and modify existing ones. Other than adding comments, fixes and attachments, please do not modify bug reports you haven't submitted.

The bug tracking system is fairly straightforward to use. When entering bug reports or enhancement requests, enter as much information as possible. Most of the bug form fields provide help if you are unsure what a particular field is used for.

For more information about using Bugzilla, and about bug reporting in general, please see the following web sites:

http://www.mozilla.org/bugs/
http://www.mozilla.org/quality/bug-writing-guidelines.html

Keep in mind that the Bugzilla installation at the above web site is not the same Bugzilla installation at the Center for Distributed Object Computing. All bug reports and enhancement requests for ACE and TAO should be done at the Center for Distributed Object Computing's Bugzilla web site.


Ossama Othman
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