Github is a platform for software development, used by VCV Rack and by many Rack plugins. Using Github is often the most effective way to report bugs -or request new features- to plugin developers. This way, you can help to improve Rack and Rack plugins.
Short and clear instructions about how to report bugs, request features, for both VCV Rack and 3rd-party Rack plugins are available here:
If still something is not clear when using Github, please post a comment below. Also share your experience or tips if you think it can help other users.
- “Issue” on Github means a single, definite problem and sometimes a discussion about it
- An “issue page” looks a bit like a forum page. The “thumb-up” emoji can actually be a way to support a proposal
- Always search the issue tracker first. You don’t even need to create a Github account for that
- Remember that some plugins are not hosted on Github: for those, use the contact information available in the VCV Library
- Make sure you’re able to provide developers with your log.txt file if needed. You’ll find it in the Rack user folder
- Don’t forget to read the request for help to report common issues to Rack plugin developers posted by the main developer of Rack
[work in progress. Any feedback and tips from developers welcome but please remember this post is for beginners, not for people who already familiar with Github. It needs to be concise and simple]