The GNOME Bugsquad

The Bugsquad keep track of current bugs in GNOME software and try to make sure that major bugs do not go unnoticed by developers.

You do not need any programming knowledge to join the Bugsquad; in fact it is a great way to return something to the GNOME community if you cannot program at all.

How bugs are tracked

We use a Gitlab instance to keep track of bugs in GNOME software. Our Gitlab instance is hosted at

Beforehand, we used the Bugzilla bug tracking system to keep track of bugs in GNOME software. Our Bugzilla instance is hosted at As of early 2019, some bug reports in Bugzilla still need to get migrated to Gitlab.

How can I help?

The best way to help us triage bugs is to read the triage guide and then to join us for one of our Bug Days (random and rare Thursdays). We hang out in IRC in channel #bugs on We are there to answer your questions and get you started. If Thursdays are bad for you, you can join us in IRC anyway and there will usually be someone there to help you. You may want to take a look at the FAQ as well.

You can also start out by taking a closer look at bugs reported by you, and correcting them wherever it's needed.

You can take a look at Bugsquad/BugsquadGoals page too. It has concrete goals that maybe help beginners (and experienced) bugsquaders.

Useful resources

Bugsquad (last edited 2020-11-02 13:41:13 by OlavVitters)