Bug Reports for Desktop Software and Mobile Apps in GitHub: What's the Difference?

Tao Zhang, Jiachi Chen, Xiapu Luo (Corresponding Author), Tao Li

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As the number of desktop software and mobile apps is rapidly increasing, resolving bugs is a key task. Developers often examine bug reports (BRs) in software repositories to get hints for fixing the bugs. The quality of BRs is important. Pieter Hooimeijer and Westley Weimer created a descriptive model for the lifetime of a BR.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8059794
Pages (from-to)63-71
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Software
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • bug report
  • bug tracking systems
  • J computer applications
  • J.9 mobile applications
  • mining software repositories

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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