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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0006984Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Websites & Docspublic2021-01-10 14:05
Reporterkali-bugreport Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006984: Description template for new bug reports / new tool requests
DescriptionWhile browsing the bugtracker here i have noticed:

- a high amount of low quality bug reports
- repeated "to speed up the process please use that template" responses by the Kali team for new tool requests

Since version 2.13.0 Mantis seems to provide the possibility to configure / defined default descriptions for each category, maybe this could help to get bug reports with a higher quality:

https://support.mantishub.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002897994-Setting-default-values-for-issue-details

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kali-bugreport

2021-01-10 13:42

reporter   ~0014092

With "low quality" bug reports i mean a few things:

- misplaced questions / help requests which should go into the forums (e.g. 0006985)
- issues with long / continues text and including sentences like "i like to ..." where useful info from the issue first needs to be extracted with a lot of effort
- generally lack of information on the issue

The template could e.g. do a few things:

- Asking a few mandatory info in a structured way (e.g. problematic package, short steps like 1., 2., 3. to reproduce, ...)
- Short description that questions / help requests should go into the forums
- Link to https://www.kali.org/docs/community/submitting-issues-kali-bug-tracker/
- Have the content of e.g. 0004572:0009020

kali-bugreport

2021-01-10 14:05

reporter   ~0014094

Another issue which might be prevented is posting bug reports in e.g. the "New Tool Requests" category by adding a short comment on the purpose of the categories.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-01-10 11:51 kali-bugreport New Issue
2021-01-10 13:42 kali-bugreport Note Added: 0014092
2021-01-10 14:05 kali-bugreport Note Added: 0014094