I just wanted to throw this out there - it would be great to have a Public Bug Tracker. First of all, the Source is public (in the sense that we have access to it as subscribers), and people can do pull requests, if there was a public bug tracker the community could do more to help. Also, there are the other people who find bugs but don’t have the time to fix them and submit them back to Epic, and these people have no formal way to submit them.
Currently, what I’ve seen on the forums is everyone is directed to post their bugs on the ‘Answers’ page so they can be ‘tracked’. Answers pages are not really made for tracking bugs, they are for answering questions. I kind of feel they are being used as some sort of make shift bug tracker. Issues also easily get lost this way, and developers have no idea about the status of the bugs.
A bug tracker would also allow the community to more readily point out what the community feels are more ‘serious’ issues, that need immediate attention. And it doesn’t have to be ‘fully public’ just accessible to subscribers, and you could easily separate ‘community’ entered bugs from ‘developer’ entered bugs if you are worried about the tracker getting polluted.
That said, this isn’t a complaint. I’m just saying this community could be even better with one and a much more informed community at that.