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Stefan Matthias Aust's comments on bug/fix reporting
Last updated at 1:08 pm UTC on 16 January 2006
See Reporting Bugs and Fixes for the latest.

Some of the information below is out of date, but it is still useful. Now, a group of people (Managing BFAV Posts) is reviewing/collecting fixes and enhancements, using a Harvesting Process.

On Monday, April 24th, 2000, Stefan Matthias Aust wrote:

As you might know already, I am helping to collect bug fixes and enhancements for the Squeak base image. I'm using the mailing list as main source. To speed up this process, you could help me by following these recommendations:

Please choose a meaningful title, add yourself as author and add a problem description, how to reproduce it and what you fixed. This helps me to understand the problem and to check for conflicts - especially if the change set provided was done for an older version of Squeak.

If you use EUDORA for example, you can switch on "text as attachment" which should do the right thing. It's really annoying to switch back the line ending stuff to Squeak format and replace spaces with tabs again.

If in doubt, use .gz compression to assure binary mode. Also use .gz compression if the change set is larger than a few KB. If you think, your change is too large for the list (let's say more than 10 KB), still send it directly to me if smaller than 100 KB. I prefer this over getting the change set from the web myself.

You can see an old historic list of updates at http://www.3plus4.de/squeak.

We're always looking for more submissions, so if you think about helping, here's my hit list of what kind of changes I'd like to see. I'm kind of extreme (as in eXtreme programming) and "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" is NO rule here.