How to Fix a Bug in Open Source Software


We’re all on the same team, and all working towards the same goal of making our open source software better. Your small contributions make a big impact.

How open source software is supported is just as important as how well it works. Given the choice between building awesome new features or carefully reading and responding to 10 bug reports, which would you choose? Which is more important? When you think of open source maintainers what do you see? I see issues. I see dozens of open bug reports that haven’t been responded to in days. I see a pile of feature requests waiting to be worked on.