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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0006984Kali LinuxKali Websites & Docspublic2021-06-22 19:42
Reporterkali-bugreport Assigned ToGamb1t  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Summary0006984: Description template for new bug reports / new tool requests

While 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:




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:



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
2021-06-22 19:42 steev Assigned To => Gamb1t
2021-06-22 19:42 steev Status new => assigned