Report a bug
There are two primary ways to log bug reports, patches, or feature requests:
- email the ns-developers mailing list (you will need to subscribe to the list to be able to post, and first-time posts are moderated); or
- enter the bug into the bugzilla database yourself
We strongly prefer the second approach; email to the mailing list runs the risk of falling through the cracks. The second approach requires you to create a Bugzilla account, which can no longer be done automatically but can be set up by requesting an account from email@example.com.
If you think you’ve found a bug and want to report it, please do the following three things first:
- search bugzilla to see if someone has entered a similar bug.
- search Google to see if the bug has been previously encountered and discussed on an email thread
- if you are new to reporting bugs, please read the bug writing guidelines on Bugzilla
Fixing bugs is even more preferred than reporting them. This is typically done by uploading a patch on an existing bug, or filing a bug and immediately filing a patch on it. If you are not familiar with how to prepare patch files, please read this first. You should find the “Create a New Attachment” choice when editing the bug, allowing you to upload a patch. Alternatively, you could provide a URL to a patch in the “Description” field.
Note that providing a simple, reduced test case that reliably reproduces the bug is often requested by the maintainers, so please try to craft such a test case and upload it to the tracker.