If this isn't your first bug report, please jump straight to Cowbell's bug tracker.
So, you've found a bug in Cowbell. Now what do you do? Well, the bug reporting process is quite simple; all it requires is a little time and patience to create a good report.
First, before you do anything, check the bug tracker to see if the bug you found has already been reported.
If it has, you're in luck! Developers might have begun looking at the problem, and possibly writing a fix for it. So, add yourself to the CC list on the bug to make sure you don't miss out on any updates or fixes.
If not, don't despair. Just follow these easy steps and you'll be writing good bug reports in no time.
- Describe exactly what steps you went through to find the bug, e.g.:
1. Went to File 2. Clicked Open 3. Navigated to desktop 4. Imported 15 files 5. Crash
- Describe your current environment, e.g.:
Running Ubuntu Breezy with Cowbell from packages, version 0.2.4. Imported 15 ogg files encoded at quality 6.
- Attach any error messages, console output, etc
- If you have time, run cowbell with the following arguments and attach the output. The --debug option provides more verbose output so that the developers can tell exactly where the problem occurs.
Now, create a new tracker item!
Thanks in advance for the report!