Documentation/4.4/Report a problem

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  • I have a question about how to use Slicer for a particular task or I'm not sure things are working right
    • Try your best to sort out the issue by reading documentation, mailing list archives, and checking error logs
      • Look at our portfolio of training materials and make a google search to see, if the question has been discussed in the mailinglists.
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  • Something is not working as it should or I would like to request a feature.
    • File a bug report in the issues tracker (you need to register first). It is important to provide enough specific information so that a software developer can duplicate the problem. See below for more details.
    • Be sure to check the Error Log and include any related information in your report.
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Workflow for Handling Bugs and Feature Requests in Slicer

The following instructions describes the recommended workflow to report a problem related to Slicer application.

  • 2. Sign-up on the developers mailing list
  • 3. Create an issue in the tracker. For example, see issue #1906
  • 5. Send an email on the slicer-developers list pointing to the reported bug. Title of the email should start with [BUG 1234] Title of the bug

The following diagram illustrates Slicer issue workflow:


Source: Adapted from