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"last official build" in bug reports

Postby Graf Zahl » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:24 pm

I think this needs to be put in a visible place:

I have received several bug reports recently which mentioned the "last official build" without ever mentioning which one that is.
At least one report was referring to ZDoom 2.8.1!

I have to ask everybody, if you can reproduce an issue only after a specific build, please post the actual number of that build!
This is an area where misunderstandings can cause justified reports to get closed or send developers onto a wild goose chase because they look in the wrong place for the problem.

Thank you.
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Re: "last official build" in bug reports

Postby Rachael » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:37 pm

I'm creating something that I think will make it easier to manage this.
a) I am going to pull request a minor change that allows the operating system to directly query the .exe's git version.
b) I am also going to try and hopefully create a script that will pop up that exact version and allow the user to copy-paste it directly into a bug report.
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Re: "last official build" in bug reports

Postby Nash » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:03 pm

Rachael, that sounds very useful indeed. :D
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