I mailed the list about this yesterday, but as a reply to another
email , 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 . 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
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
- Brian Gesiak