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How To Report Bugs Against SQLite

We used to allow anonymous users to enter new bug reports directly into our bug tracking system. However, our experience with this procedure was unsatisfactory. Most of the bug reports we received were of low quality. Many problems turned out to be problems in the application or in the programmer's mental model of how SQLite works. Other "bug reports" were thinly veiled support requests. Still other reports are so poorly written that we could not figure out what the problem is. There were also numerous duplicates.

Ideally, our bug database should be usable as an historical reference to track real problems with SQLite and to facilitate studies of bug density and software quality. But the high volume of "noise" reports inhibits that goal.

In effort to reduce the level of background noise, we are now asking anonymous users to report bugs to the SQLite mailing list. Make sure you check the existing bug list first. To report a bug, please send email to sqlite-users@mailinglists.sqlite.org. Email to this list from non-members will be held for review and may take a day or more to appear on the list. To expedite your message, sign up for the mailing list at http://mailinglists.sqlite.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/sqlite-users. Non-members can follow the mailing list at http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.db.sqlite.general.

In order for your bug report or request for help to be clearly understood by the people that can help the most, please follow these guidelines:

The idea is that bug reports can be filtered on the mailing list and those that are actual new bugs can be transferred into our bug tracking system by registered developers. Anonymous users can continue to append comments to existing bugs, just not create new bugs.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.