TriagingBugs

Triaging Bugs in Checkbox

Checkbox is one of the most important tools in the Ubuntu Friendly programme. It is a client application installed by default in Ubuntu (under , that is able to run a set of tests on your hardware, and submit the results to Launchpad.

It is a package in Ubuntu (checkbox) and an upstream project. For the Ubuntu bugs, all the workflows explained on the How To Triage guide applies, so make sure to read that one first.

The upstream project bug supervisor is a Launchpad team, Checkbox Bug Wranglers. If you want to be able to fully triage upstream bugs, you can apply at: https://launchpad.net/~checkbox-bugs

The only thing specific to Checkbox is that both the package and the upstream project are hosted in Launchpad, and have their bugs there. One important bit when triaging bugs is making sure that the bugs in Ubuntu are linked upstream and vice-versa.

A bug in checkbox(Ubuntu)

  1. Check if the bug is still present in the development release of Ubuntu
    1. If it does:
      1. Confirm the bug
      2. Create an upstream task (by clicking on also affects project) if it does not have one.

      3. Check for duplicates among the upstream bugs, and mark them as such.
    2. If it does not:
      1. Mark the Ubuntu task, and the upstream task (if any) as Fix Released, commenting that it is working on a particular version of Checkbox
      2. If it does apply for an SRU (normally the don't):
        1. Nominate the bug to the release that it was reported to

A bug in checkbox upstream

  1. Check if the bug is still present in the development release of Ubuntu
    1. If it does:
      1. Create a new Ubuntu task by clicking on also affects distro if it does not have one

      2. Check for duplicates among the checkbox (Ubuntu) bugs, and mark them as such
    2. If it does not:
      1. Mark the Ubuntu task (if any) and the upstream task as Fix Released, commenting that it is working on a particular version of Checkbox

UbuntuFriendly/Tools/Checkbox/TriagingBugs (last edited 2011-06-08 14:19:22 by p54BE16CF)