How to Use the Drupal.org Issue Queue

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How to Use the Drupal.org Issue Queue

  1. 1. Using the drupal.org issue queue
  2. 2. What is the issue queue? <ul><li>A place to organize all ‘issues’ for Drupal </li></ul>
  3. 3. The basic issue queue
  4. 4. How is the issue queue organized? <ul><li>‘Project information’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘Issue information’ </li></ul><ul><li>7 key pieces of information for every issue </li></ul>
  5. 5. Project information <ul><li>Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contrib </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Component </li></ul><ul><li>Version </li></ul>
  6. 6. Issue information <ul><li>Category </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bug report, task, feature request, support request </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Priority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>critical, normal, minor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Status </li></ul><ul><ul><li>active, patch, duplicate, fixed, won’t fix, postponed, by design </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assigned to </li></ul>
  7. 7. The basic issue queue
  8. 8. Other properties
  9. 9. Creating an issue <ul><li>Finding the right issue queue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From project pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SEARCH! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From ‘ create content ’/’Issues’ > ‘Create’ </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Filling out information <ul><li>Project information </li></ul><ul><li>Be as detailed as possible, if details unknown, use description to explain as best as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Use a descriptive title </li></ul>
  11. 11. drupal.org/node/19279
  12. 12. drupal.org/node/10259
  13. 13. Finding the handbook for the issue queue <ul><li>drupal.org </li></ul><ul><li>scroll down to </li></ul><ul><li>click on ‘Contributing to Development’ </li></ul>
  14. 14. Setting issue information <ul><li>Category </li></ul><ul><li>Priority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>normal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assigned to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>blank </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Status </li></ul><ul><ul><li>active </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Completing your issue <ul><li>If relevant consider including a screenshot, or logfile as an attachment </li></ul><ul><li>Follow instructions on the ‘Submit Issue’ page </li></ul><ul><li>Be polite </li></ul>
  16. 16. What to do afterwords? <ul><li>Followup on your issue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>check ‘ My Issues ’ regularly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answer questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be willing to test patches, if able </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow through if you commit to working on it </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Getting setup to follow issues <ul><li>Check your ‘ My account ’ link for options to make using drupal.org easier first </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Under ‘Block configuration’ enable ‘contributor links’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under ‘Contact settings’ enable ‘Personal contact form’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal information and Newsletters </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Help out in the issue queue <ul><li>Follow up on your issues </li></ul><ul><li>Scan issue queues for duplicates, misfiled, or incomplete issues </li></ul><ul><li>Try to test for bugs or solutions when possible </li></ul><ul><li>Read support requests, and answer when possible </li></ul><ul><li>Use subscriptions </li></ul>
  19. 19. Using the drupal.org issue queue Get started contributing to the drupal.org issue queue!

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