+Reporting Bugs in Python
Python is a mature programming language which has established a reputation for
stability. In order to maintain this reputation, the developers would like to
-know of any deficiencies you find in Python
or its documentation.
+know of any deficiencies you find in Python.
-Before submitting a report, you will be required to log into SourceForge; this
-will make it possible for the developers to contact you for additional
-information if needed. It is not possible to submit a bug report anonymously.
+If you find errors in the documentation, please use either the "Add a comment"
+or the "Suggest a change" features of the relevant page in the most recent
+online documentation at http://docs.python.org/.
-All bug reports should be submitted via the Python Bug Tracker on SourceForge
-(http://sourceforge.net/bugs/?group_id=5470). The bug tracker offers a Web form
-which allows pertinent information to be entered and submitted to the
+All other bug reports should be submitted via the Python Bug Tracker
+(http://bugs.python.org/). The bug tracker offers a Web form which allows
+pertinent information to be entered and submitted to the developers.
The first step in filing a report is to determine whether the problem has
already been reported. The advantage in doing so, aside from saving the
developers time, is that you learn what has been done to fix it; it may be that
the problem has already been fixed for the next release, or additional
information is needed (in which case you are welcome to provide it if you can!).
-To do this, search the bug database using the search box on the left side of the
+To do this, search the bug database using the search box on the top of the page.
If the problem you're reporting is not already in the bug tracker, go back to
-the Python Bug Tracker (http://sourceforge.net/bugs/?group_id=5470). Select the
-"Submit a Bug" link at the top of the page to open the bug reporting form.
+the Python Bug Tracker. If you don't already have a tracker account, select the
+"Register" link in the sidebar and undergo the registration procedure.
+Otherwise, if you're not logged in, enter your credentials and select "Login".
+It is not possible to submit a bug report anonymously.
-The submission form has a number of fields. The only fields that are required
-are the "Summary" and "Details" fields. For the summary, enter a *very* short
-description of the problem; less than ten words is good. In the Details field,
-describe the problem in detail, including what you expected to happen and what
-did happen. Be sure to include the version of Python you used, whether any
+Being now logged in, you can submit a bug. Select the "Create New" link in the
+sidebar to open the bug reporting form.
+The submission form has a number of fields. For the "Title" field, enter a
+*very* short description of the problem; less than ten words is good. In the
+"Type" field, select the type of your problem; also select the "Component" and
+"Versions" to which the bug relates.
+In the "Change Note" field, describe the problem in detail, including what you
+expected to happen and what did happen. Be sure to include whether any
extension modules were involved, and what hardware and software platform you
were using (including version information as appropriate).
-The only other field that you may want to set is the "Category" field, which
-allows you to place the bug report into a broad category (such as
-"Documentation" or "Library").
Each bug report will be assigned to a developer who will determine what needs to
be done to correct the problem. You will receive an update each time action is