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07/07: doc: Document extra Emacs-Debbugs configurations.

From: guix-commits
Subject: 07/07: doc: Document extra Emacs-Debbugs configurations.
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2023 13:06:11 -0500 (EST)

apteryx pushed a commit to branch master
in repository guix.

commit 19fe24c5b978a16cbca3cddbfa3ab9d1ee2c68f2
Author: Maxim Cournoyer <>
AuthorDate: Wed Oct 18 20:30:43 2023 -0400

    doc: Document extra Emacs-Debbugs configurations.
    * doc/contributing.texi (Viewing Bugs within Emacs): Document
    debbugs-gnu-default-packages, debbugs-gnu-default-severities.
    (Debbugs User Interfaces): Likewise, and mention debbugs-gnu-guix-search.
    Suggested-by: Michael Albinus <>
    Change-Id: I8e9026bc394b0cf674c8498ca713c332e48c2700
 doc/contributing.texi | 17 +++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/contributing.texi b/doc/contributing.texi
index 0d76b31c18..f3cc4d7af7 100644
--- a/doc/contributing.texi
+++ b/doc/contributing.texi
@@ -386,6 +386,7 @@ copyright-update}.  If you want to do it automatically 
after each buffer
 save then add @code{(add-hook 'after-save-hook 'copyright-update)} in
+@node Viewing Bugs within Emacs
 @subsection Viewing Bugs within Emacs
 Emacs has a nice minor mode called @code{bug-reference}, which, when
@@ -453,6 +454,13 @@ configuration file:
           (group (zero-or-one "cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug="))
           (group-n 3 (one-or-more digit))
+;; Reduce the number of prompts with 'M-x debbugs-gnu'.
+(setq debbugs-gnu-default-packages '("guix" "guix-patches"))
+;; Show feature requests.
+(setq debbugs-gnu-default-severities
+ '("serious" "important" "normal" "minor" "wishlist"))
 @end lisp
 For more information, refer to @ref{Bug Reference,,, emacs, The GNU
@@ -1975,6 +1983,15 @@ For example, to list all open issues on 
@code{guix-patches}, hit:
 @kbd{C-u} @kbd{M-x} debbugs-gnu @kbd{RET} @kbd{RET} guix-patches @kbd{RET} n y
 @end example
+For a more convenient (shorter) way to access both the bugs and patches
+submissions, you may want to configure the
+@code{debbugs-gnu-default-packages} and
+@code{debbugs-gnu-default-severities} Emacs variables (@pxref{Viewing
+Bugs within Emacs}).
+To search for bugs, @samp{@kbd{M-x} debbugs-gnu-guix-search} can be
 @xref{Top,,, debbugs-ug, Debbugs User Guide}, for more information on
 this nifty tool!

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