Issue Tracking#

Each GNOME module has an issue tracker in its GNOME GitLab project. This is where problems with GNOME’s software can be reported.

General guidelines#

GNOME’s issue tracker is a vital development tool whose role is to track issues and tasks. Everyone who uses it has a responsibility to make sure that it continues to work effectively. This means:

  • taking time and care when creating reports - see the issue reporting guidelines

  • avoiding idle discussion, “me too” comments, and repetition of points that have already been made

  • staying on topic

  • ensuring that comments are succinct and not overly verbose

  • updating your own issues when their status changes (such as no longer being relevant or being resolved)

  • being polite and empathetic, and following the code of conduct

Contributing to issue review#

Reviewing GNOME’s issue reports is an extremely valuable activity, and is a great way for contributors to help the GNOME project function. If you are interested in working on issue management for GNOME, please see the advice on how to contribute.