Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#57 closed enhancement (fixed)

Tag for New Contributors

Reported by: siobhyb's profile siobhyb Owned by: nacin's profile nacin
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: Trac Keywords:


The Chromium open-source project has a "GoodFirstBug" tag that they use for wannabe contributors: I think this is a really good way of making things easier for new people to sort through bugs and to help them start contributing.

Would we be able to introduce a similar tagging method to the WordPress trac system? I know I'd be grateful for it. :)

Change History (8)

#2 @kpdesign
11 years ago

+1. I think adding a good-first-bug tag to Trac would be great. :)

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
11 years ago

We have easy-fix tag for this exact purpose (attracting new contributors to tickets that don't have a patch yet). Introduced per jenmylo's request after the IRC discussion: part 1, part 2.

"good-first-bug" sounds great too, we could probably use it in lieu of "easy-fix" if that's the consensus.

#4 @nacin
10 years ago

I think good-first-bug is a better keyword. Probably a bit more standardized/recognized (if only because of Mozilla/Firefox/Bugzilla) and it's also more descriptive. good-first-bug is also a good call to action for new contributors, while easy-fix is basically asking it to be gobbled up by someone else. A first bug doesn't need to be "easy" — well-contained is probably most important.

#5 @nacin
10 years ago

  • Owner set to nacin
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 183:

Add good-first-bug as a formal keyword. fixes #57.

#6 follow-up: @samuelsidler
10 years ago

  • Cc kpdesign added

We need to make sure to update the contributor handbook with the new keyword (and start using it!).

#7 in reply to: ↑ 6 @kpdesign
10 years ago

Replying to samuelsidler:

We need to make sure to update the contributor handbook with the new keyword (and start using it!).

Making my list, and checking it twice. :) Will work on the update tonight.

#8 @SergeyBiryukov
10 years ago

Updated the handbook.

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