8.2 Bug Squad overview

The Bug Squad are volunteers who progress issue tracking using the Google Issue tracker at


Bug Squad members have 2 primary responsiblities:

  1. Monitoring the LilyPond Bugs mailing list and adding to the tracker any new issues reported there.
  2. Verifying issues that are claimed fixed by a developer, to ensure that the fix works, and is actually in the code base.

It’s also part of the Bug Squad’s responsibility to check that the Regression Tests don’t show up any problems in the latest release. The Bug Meister currently does this.

All of this is explained in more detail in the following sections.

LilyPond — Contributor’s Guide v2.19.24 (development-branch).