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* doc/contributing.texi (Tracking Bugs and Patches): New section.
(Submitting Patches): Refer to it.
* doc/guix.texi: Update copyright line.
* HACKING (Using emacs-debbugs): Remove.
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@ -63,12 +63,3 @@ after two weeks, and if you’re confident, it’s OK to commit.
That last part is subject to being adjusted, allowing individuals to commit
directly on non-controversial changes on parts they’re familiar with.
* Using emacs-debbugs
Bug reports and patches are tracked using debbugs. If you are on emacs, you
can use emacs-debbugs.
List all open bug reports on guix-patches with
C-u M-x debbugs-gnu <RET> <RET> guix-patches <RET> n y

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* Packaging Guidelines:: Growing the distribution.
* Coding Style:: Hygiene of the contributor.
* Submitting Patches:: Share your work.
* Tracking Bugs and Patches:: Using Debbugs.
@end menu
@node Building from Git
@ -827,12 +828,12 @@ Thus, access to the repository is not strictly necessary. We welcome
contributions in the form of patches as produced by @code{git
format-patch} sent to the @email{guix-patches@@gnu.org} mailing list.
This mailing list is backed by a Debbugs instance accessible at
@uref{https://bugs.gnu.org/guix-patches}, which allows us to keep track
of submissions. Each message sent to that mailing list gets a new
tracking number assigned; people can then follow up on the submission by
sending email to @code{@var{NNN}@@debbugs.gnu.org}, where @var{NNN} is
the tracking number (@pxref{Sending a Patch Series}).
This mailing list is backed by a Debbugs instance, which allows us to
keep track of submissions (@pxref{Tracking Bugs and Patches}). Each
message sent to that mailing list gets a new tracking number assigned;
people can then follow up on the submission by sending email to
@code{@var{NNN}@@debbugs.gnu.org}, where @var{NNN} is the tracking
number (@pxref{Sending a Patch Series}).
Please write commit logs in the ChangeLog format (@pxref{Change Logs,,,
standards, GNU Coding Standards}); you can check the commit history for
@ -1040,3 +1041,52 @@ they are kept together. See
for more information. You can install @command{git send-email} with
@command{guix install git:send-email}.
@c Debbugs bug: https://debbugs.gnu.org/db/15/15361.html
@node Tracking Bugs and Patches
@section Tracking Bugs and Patches
@cindex bug reports, tracking
@cindex patch submissions, tracking
@cindex issue tracking
@cindex Debbugs, issue tracking system
Bug reports and patch submissions are currently tracked using the
Debbugs instance at @uref{https://bugs.gnu.org}. Bug reports are filed
against the @code{guix} ``package'' (in Debbugs parlance), by sending
email to @email{bug-guix@@gnu.org}, while patch submissions are filed
against the @code{guix-patches} package by sending email to
@email{guix-patches@@gnu.org} (@pxref{Submitting Patches}).
A web interface (actually @emph{two} web interfaces!) are available to
browse issues:
@itemize
@item
@url{https://bugs.gnu.org/guix} lists bug reports;
@item
@url{https://bugs.gnu.org/guix-patches} lists patch submissions.
@end itemize
You can also access both of these @i{via} the (nicer)
@url{https://issues.guix.gnu.org} interface@footnote{The web interface
at @url{https://issues.guix.gnu.org} is powered by Mumi, a nice piece of
software written in Guile, and you can help! See
@url{https://git.elephly.net/gitweb.cgi?p=software/mumi.git}.}. To view
discussions related to issue number @var{n}, go to
@indicateurl{https://issues.guix.gnu.org/issue/@var{n}} or
@indicateurl{https://bugs.gnu.org/@var{n}}.
If you use Emacs, you may find it more convenient to interact with
issues using @file{debbugs.el}, which you can install with:
@example
guix install emacs-debbugs
@end example
For example, to list all open issues on @code{guix-patches}, hit:
@example
@kbd{C-u} @kbd{M-x} debbugs-gnu @kbd{RET} @kbd{RET} guix-patches @kbd{RET} n y
@end example
@xref{Top,,, debbugs-ug, Debbugs User Guide}, for more information on
this nifty tool!

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@set SUBSTITUTE-URL https://@value{SUBSTITUTE-SERVER}
@copying
Copyright @copyright{} 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Ludovic Courtès@*
Copyright @copyright{} 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Ludovic Courtès@*
Copyright @copyright{} 2013, 2014, 2016 Andreas Enge@*
Copyright @copyright{} 2013 Nikita Karetnikov@*
Copyright @copyright{} 2014, 2015, 2016 Alex Kost@*

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