Can I/should I mark a bug as "in progress"?

• Jan 15, 2020 - 23:05

This is my first time contributing to an open source program, and I'm not quite sure how things work around here. I've picked an issue I want to start working on, but I'm worried someone else will fix it before I do. Is there a way to mark an issue as "in progress" or something like that? Or if someone else fixes the issue before me do I just throw away my code?


We used to have an official way to "assign" yourself to an issue, but it never really worked because people would often assign themselves then run into issues and never unassign themselves. So it's just as easy to just comment the issue itself, saying you are working on it, and maybe give status updates if it takes more than a couple of days. You might also want to pop in and say hi on the developer chat on Telegram if you haven't already.

Oh, and welcome!

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