Viewing Debrief Issues in GitHub

Viewing an Issue in Debrief/GitHub is very easy to do and though it’s not necessary to log into GitHub to view issues it is required if you wish to raise an issue.

  1. Navigate to the Debrief repository:

Viewing an Issue in GitHub

  1. Click on the Issues tab to view the list of all current issues. The total number of issues is shown on the tab:

Of course, it’s likely that your issue might not be at the top of the list, or even on the first page, as there can be a number of open issues at any given time.

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Please remember, basic support for Debrief is free and our support team will address basic support issues in turn. Naturally, more complex issues will take longer than normal to resolve, so there may be some delay on getting to yours. We do appreciate your patience in this.

However, if you either have a large team or an increased number of issues, and you require speedier resolution, then it may be beneficial to you to upgrade to either our support basic or support plus plans: one of the many benefits to you and your organisation is priority turnaround on your bug fixes.

This quick turnaround will ensure that you’re not suffering delays from unresolved fixes, your team aren’t hanging around, and you’re not wasting unnecessary time and money waiting for your issue to be resolved.

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If You Can See Your Issue in the List

  1. If your issue is visible in the list, click on the subject line to open it:

Issue Subject Line

  1. The screen will refresh and the issue will display:

Viewing an Issue in GitHub

You can see the present status of the issue, how close it is to being solved, and who’s in charge of this here. If you’d like to add your thoughts and recommendations to the discussion you can comment on the thread. Commenting on the issue is straightforward, but we'll cover it later in another post.

If You Can’t See Your Issue in the List

If you cannot see your issue in the list, rather than scrolling through and scanning individual pages, it’s much quicker and easier to apply a filter to the issues list. To do this:

  1. Click on the drop-down arrow in the Filters box at the top of the issues list. A drop-down list will display:

Issue Filter Drop-down menu

  1. Select Your issues from the list and all issues you have raised - both open and closed - will be shown:

Filtering GitHub Results

As you can see, I have raised just the 1 issue (for documentation purposes).

  1. With the filtered results, click on the issue subject line you wish to view and the screen will refresh and you can view your issue.

Viewing Closed Issues

If you need to view closed issues, for example to review the outcome of the issue, when it was closed, etc., GitHub maintains the history to allow you to do this. To view a closed issue:

  1. Click on the ‘Closed’ text link at the top of the issues grid:

Viewing Closed Issues in GitHub

The screen will refresh and all closed issues will show.

  1. Click on the Filters drop-down arrow and select Your Issues to show only those you’ve created.

Comments or Feedback

This concludes the brief tutorial about viewing issues in Debrief/GitHub; we hope it’s been useful to you? If you have any feedback or have something else to contribute to this post/discussion, please let us know by leaving a reply in the box below. We appreciate your feedback and contribution.

Benefits of a Debrief Support Plan

These plans are cost-effective and based on what your organisation needs. There are many benefits, including:

  • Responsive user support to analysts - this ensures they are focussed on delivering output. As you may be aware, a knowledge worker “in the zone” is capable of delivering amazing insight. Unfortunately though, the lack of a support contract can mean that an analyst has to defer exploring a hypothesis - with the result that it may never be investigated.
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