Talk:Bug reporting

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wish lists ARE RELATED TO linux...
wish lists are also highly related to To Do lists! it is much easier to spell than enhancement, which I had to look up on google to figure out how to spell.

I'm not out to screw this wiki!! everything that i put down here is for the health of the wiki and to document the primary topic... Wish Lists are a part of the primary topic!!! and it was intended as it relates to Linux... If I had put the funky namespace thiing gnu/linux/everything other than the wiki:wish list would you have been happy? wiki:wish list AaronPeterson 18:12, Apr 1, 2004 (EST)

Please read my edit summary more carefully. Wishlists are not related to bug reporting, but the Wiki bug reporting has nothing to do with Linux whatsoever - take it to SF if you want to report Wiki bugs. Dysprosia 18:16, Apr 1, 2004 (EST)

I did read it. and a list of wiki bug reporting sites is relevant, granted it's an empty list.. but it is one of those "place hodlders, plung ahead" type things, except not as corney
What have wiki bug reporting sites got to do with Linux? Dysprosia 04:30, Apr 2, 2004 (EST)
Bug reporting software are applications that run on linux
there are often bugs in linux/distrubution/gnu tools/etc that must be reported
Feature requests are handled by the same software.. Dysprosia, if it's not hurting anything don't delete it.. if you don't know if it's true or not, just leave it.. only remove it if you know that it is false
I'm sorry about my previous comment - I think I must have misread something, I'm not sure.
However, I am well aware that feature requests are often handled by the same software that bug reporting software is done. In this article, however, we are not talking about bug reporting software, we are talking about the process of reporting bugs. A feature is not a bug. A bug is a flaw in the program that negatively affects its use. A bug report is a report to the developers of a software project that this flaw be repaired. A feature request however is a request for some desired original new functionality into the software.
If you want to make a page about bug reporting software, feel free to take information about feature requests there.
Your example is however ambiguous. If some software is to interpret CSV values, and does so proficiently, and you feed it malformed data (with, for example, full stops instead of commas), you cannot reliably expect the software to work correctly on malformed data. Garbage in, garbage out. However, whether it is a bug or not can be seen to depend on the software's behavior. If the software goes down in flames with malformed data, it may be a bug in that the software should detect and reject malformed data. However, if the software reports to you that the data you submitted is faulty, and you would like the software to interpolate past errors, then it might be called a feature request.
In the interest of not edit warring with you, I'll leave the suitability of this paragraph up to other editors. Dysprosia 08:07, Apr 2, 2004 (EST)

AaronPeterson 07:26, Apr 2, 2004 (EST) This sub header will be defended. Please convince me that it doesn't belong here, or just leave it alone/fix spelling errors. Thanks

Doh, thanks for the move of the talk.. it's a bit of posturing on my part, but it doesn't belong there AaronPeterson 15:51, Apr 2, 2004 (EST)