[llvm-dev] "Beginner" keyword for LLVM Bugzilla?

Eric Christopher via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sat Jul 1 11:31:49 PDT 2017

Seems like a good idea.

Done :)


On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 2:48 PM Brian Gesiak via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> Hello all!
> I mailed the list about this yesterday, but as a reply to another
> email [1], so maybe it got lost: could we add a "beginner" keyword to
> LLVM Bugzilla, so that contributors could classify bugs as relatively
> simple to fix?
> LLVM Bugzilla has keywords like "code-cleanup" and "code-quality",
> which describe the nature of the PR [2]. I think a "beginner" keyword
> would be a good addition for people who wish to contribute to LLVM,
> but don't know where to begin.
> Anecdotally, I found it very easy to contribute to Apple's Swift
> project, thanks to the fact that their JIRA instance at bugs.swift.org
> has a "StarterBug" label. Not all of the bugs labeled this way were as
> easy as the reporter claimed, but it did help me avoid working on
> impenetrable problems.
> I would be happy to add the "beginner" keyword myself, but I don't
> have the permissions to add keywords to Bugzilla. Can someone help me
> add it? Or does anyone have thoughts on why we shouldn't add this
> keyword?
> Thanks!
> [1] http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2017-June/114793.html
> [2] https://bugs.llvm.org/describekeywords.cgi
> - Brian Gesiak
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