Documentation/4.3/Report a problem

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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.
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Workflow for Handling Bugs and Feature Requests in Slicer

The following instructions describe the recommended workflow to report a problem related to Slicer application. The issue flows from top left to bottom left following the arrows. Issues are bug reports, feature requests and similiar items. A data base with a web interface is at the core of this software engineering methodology.

  • 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:

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Source: Adapted from http://www.warelab.org/blog/?p=24