Closed Bug 1532652 Opened 5 years ago Closed 5 years ago

Scalar in-tree documentation contains dead link


(Toolkit :: Telemetry, enhancement, P3)




Tracking Status
firefox68 --- fixed


(Reporter: mbrodesser-Igalia, Assigned: clement.allain, Mentored)


(Whiteboard: [good first bug][lang=rst])


(1 file) contains a link to, which doesn't exist. It should be instead.

Set it up as mentored by Alessio

Flags: needinfo?(chutten)

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  1. Comment here on the bug that you want to volunteer to help. The bug mentor (or someone else) will assign it to you.
  2. Download and build the Firefox source code
    • If you have any problems, please ask on IRC in the #introduction channel. They're there to help you get started.
    • You can also read the Developer Guide, which has answers to most development questions:
  3. Start working on this bug. You'll be editing the link in toolkit/components/telemetry/docs/collection/scalars.html that points to Telemetry.h to point to
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Mentor: alessio.placitelli
Flags: needinfo?(chutten)
Priority: -- → P3
Whiteboard: [good first bug][lang=rst]

Hello ! I am new here and I would like give this bug a try.

Just a question, the author suggests pointing the link to whereas Chris suggests
As I do not have the background and both link works, and because every other links in this scalars.html point to dxr, I'd choose dxr, am I right ?

Great! I'll assign it to you.

I recommended because that is the canonical source of where source code lives. DXR is a tool built on top of the source code repository to make it searchable.

Whichever you prefer is ultimately fine. Your reason is an excellent reason for choosing DXR.

Assignee: nobody → clement.allain
Summary: contains dead link → Scalar in-tree documentation contains dead link
Pushed by
Fix telemetry source code links in Scalars documentation r=janerik
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla68
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