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Where are org-mode issues tracked? What I mean, why I ask:

I'm having a problem with arbitrary text immediately preceding inline markup, which is the best way I can find to express the general problem underlying e.se.com posts like this and this and this. It's a problem I've previously encountered in reST. However,

  • reST has (IMHO) a reasonable, general, and clean solution for the general problem
  • IMHO the several workarounds I've seen offered for this problem in org-mode (see comments to the above questions) are either kludges or don't WFM. (YMMV, and note I'm not here to argue this point--it's just part of the motivation for this question.)

At least one of the comments to the above questions suggested that this might/should be a bug on org-mode, so I thought I'd check. Assuming that Org would track their issues in the same UI with their repository (welcome to the 21st century ?-) I searched for their repos, which are here, and particularly found the org-mode code repo here. It's a Gogs instance, and looks like a "normal" git front-end (e.g., bitbucket, github, gitlab) but ... no bugtracker?

I did some more websearching and I got nothing. So apologies if

  • my websearch was incompetent. I searched but did not find, and am not posting this to LMGTFY.
  • this question should be asked in another SE. Given that org-mode is such a major part of Emacs, I guessed this would be the place to post, but ICBW.

... but I'd like to know, how to view org-mode issues? E.g., in order to see if a bug or feature has already been proposed?

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    You can send bugs to either the Org mode mailing list (but that provides no help in tracking bug reports) or to the emacs bug tracker debbugs.gnu.org/Emacs.html. See this lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-orgmode/2020-05/msg00443.html and the thread around it for some details. Bottom line: I don't think you are going to be happy with the current state of affairs. – NickD Feb 22 at 21:42
  • For the underlying question(s), the best answer is stackoverflow.com/a/24540651/256171 – NickD Feb 22 at 21:51
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    In addition to the already mentioned mailing list, there also seems to be a relatively nice web interface to the list of org bugs here, via here. – aplaice Feb 22 at 21:56
  • @aplaice: thanks for those pointers! I forgot about that. – NickD Feb 23 at 15:00
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[Note: following still "under construction" and active investigation.]

summary: It's a mess. Org-mode issue management seems to have "grown organically."

details:

Thanks to commenters to my question, and going down their rabbitholes, I might understand--maybe-- how org-mode issues are currently tracked.

TODO: ontological problems: issue vs bug, help request vs (non-existent) 'feature request', 'update' as everything (bugs, help requests, patches, releases), etc.

TODO: post the org-mode list about adding an Issues link to the currently-existing org-mode repo.

to propose a bug (aka, make a bug report)

There are at least 4 ways to do this, all involving email at least indirectly. One can

  1. From within any Emacs buffer, do M-x org-submit-bug-report. This launches a new buffer to gather information to send to the Org mailing list (aka org-ML) @ emacs-orgmode@gnu.org.
  2. One can send an email directly to the org-ML. If you wish to do this, please
    • provide useful feedback as described here
    • format and add helpful metadata as described here
  3. From within any Emacs buffer, do M-x report-emacs-bug. This launches a new buffer to gather information to send to the mailing list for Emacs bugs (aka b.g.e-ML) @ bug-gnu-emacs@gnu.org. Which of course means that one can also ...
  4. ... send an email directly to b.g.e-ML. Before doing that, please

to request a feature (aka, make an FR)

Unfortunately, AFAICS the org-mode tracking system (aka OMTS) ontology seems to lack this type. It does have a type=help request, which seems like a superset (FRs plus requests for assistance), or Something Completely Different. (TODO: investigate.) Given that "requesting help" is discussed here, you probably (and I really am guessing here!) don't want to use b.g.e-ML; instead do one of

  1. M-x org-submit-bug-report (see previous section)
  2. Send email directly to org-ML (see previous section)

Either way, be sure to include the metadata discussed here.

to check status of a bug

current issues (which means "new"? as in not "old"?) feed: https://feed2js.org//feed2js.php?src=https%3A%2F%2Fupdates.orgmode.org%2Ffeed%2Fbugs&chan=y&num=10&utf=y&html=y

RSS feed for new bugs: https://updates.orgmode.org/feed/bugs

TODO: determine difference (if any) between "current issue" and "new bug"

confirmed bugs logged here

old (but still open) issues: see https://orgmode.org/worg/org-issues.html#org43c43fd (TODO: needs stable/mnemonic anchor)

org bugs via Emacs

for completeness: check ML archives (b.g.e-ML and org-ML)

to check status of an FR

1st, note again the lack (IIRC) of a separate FR type.

"help request" gets logged here

for completeness: check ML archives (b.g.e and org)

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