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Perspectives on Bugs in the Debian Bug Tracking System

Julius Davies 1 Hanyu Zhang 1 Lucas Nussbaum 2, * Daniel M. German 1 
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2 ALGORILLE - Algorithms for the Grid
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : Bugs in Debian differ from regular software bugs. They are usually associated with packages, instead of software modules. They are caused and fixed by source package uploads instead of code commits. The majority are reported by individuals who appear in the bug database once, and only once. There also exists a small group of bug reporters with over 1,000 bug reports each to their name. We also explore our idea that a high bug-frequency for an individual package might be an indicator of popularity instead of poor quality.
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Julius Davies, Hanyu Zhang, Lucas Nussbaum, Daniel M. German. Perspectives on Bugs in the Debian Bug Tracking System. 7th IEEE Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR'2010): Mining Challenge, May 2010, Cape Town, South Africa. ⟨inria-00502883⟩



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