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I think I've found a bug in some of the OSM software or services. Where's the most useful place to report this, and how should it be reported? Is there somewhere I can check to see if this has already been reported and fixed?

asked 25 Oct '10, 16:14

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edited 13 Nov '13, 11:22

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You should report bugs in trac using the new ticket form. You will need you login with the username and password you use on the main site.

Before you report a bug, you should search trac to see if the problem has already been reported - if it has you can add yourself to the CC list for the bug by checking the "Add to CC" checkbox and submitting. You will then get updates when the ticket is changed.

If you do report a bug, please try and set the component correctly so that the bug report can be sent to the best person to deal with it.

Some software, such as JOSM and Merkaartor, has its own project management system, so you should create tickets there if you find bugs in those applications.

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answered 25 Oct '10, 16:24

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edited 25 Oct '10, 18:54

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Jonathan Ben...


It seems to be not quite easy to find a link to trac from the main OSM web page...

(29 Nov '12, 11:39) imz -- Ivan ...

I had to go to IRC to find Other repos can be found in the openstreetmap github organization

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answered 30 May '16, 18:56

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Depends of software, but all you need is links from wiki on Bugs page.

Standards bug place is at OSM trac.

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answered 25 Oct '10, 16:28

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