[Mono-dev] Assigned bug reports policy?

Stifu stifu at free.fr
Thu Jun 21 06:36:23 UTC 2012

I don't know if there are any written, official rules on this subject, but...

1- You may just contact the assignee and ask him/her what's up (you should
be able to grab his/her e-mail address from the bug report)
2- If the bug has been assigned to someone for months or years, it's
probably safe to steal the job... If in doubt, again, just contact him/her

And lastly, yes, you can contribute to any part of Mono. Again, don't
hesitate to contact the concerned people first, to make sure you're not
wasting your time or stepping on someone else's toes.

Rob Wilkens wrote
> I have a general question, and it is a matter of etiquette for me (am I
> violating it) when I do something:
> I recently, within the last few weeks when i was new to this stuff (still
> am, i know), took on a problem report that was marked as assigned to
> someone else.  I submitted a fix, though, and it was accepted.
> But I have to ask: In general when something is assigned, should i try to
> avoid (or should i ask?) before working on it?
> It is too late for me to start on a problem tonight, and i may or may not
> have time tomorrow, but I was looking at something that looked
> interesting, but i saw it was assigned.  I just want to know the general
> rule for assigned issues.  I know it should be harmless to look into
> problems without necessarily submitting a fix, and/or making an
> observation or suggestion.  At least in theory.
> -Rob
> p.s. I know WinForm is a community supported part of mono, but i have
> interests in using mono beyond that, in the future, so I want to know if
> it is acceptable for me to attempt to contribute to other portions.  i do
> not want to accept any assignments on bug reports, because at this stage i
> cannot be responsible to necessarily get something done in a timely
> manner, i can't even guarantee i won't lose interest altogether and go do
> something else with my spare time.
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