22 Jun 2002


When I look at release notes for software, and want to check if I should lodge a bug, or find out if the particular behaviour I’m seeing is meant to be there, I look for the “Known Issues” section.

The issues (as you say: a point of debate, controversy and I would add, ‘question’) may not be a bug at all. It may simply be a missing feature, a new behaviour (John chose to add a “Quirks” section for these, precisely because they weren’t bugs), or other non-bug “issues” that users may come across.

It is a well-understood convention, because it encompasses more than just ‘bugs’.

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