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Bugs are for programming or UI mistakes with the LimeWire open source project. If, on the other hand, you have trouble using LimeWire, either searching, downloading, etc. please see the User Guide or the forums.

Before creating an issue, see if the bug is reproducible. Also, include the detailed steps you used to produce the bug, including the Java version, operating system and the version of LimeWire you are using. However, you can omit specifics like time of day, etc. and any personal information in the bug report.

For example:

'Rename' fails when changing to uppercase or lowercase version of the same filename
Environment:  Windows XP Pro XP2
To reproduce this bug:
* In the library, find a file which has an incorrect mix of uppercase/lowercase
* Change the name of the file so that the case is correct
* Hit enter
* The error message given is "Unable to rename the file 'filename'

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  • Detect when there isn't enough disk space to copy a file and move it instead, or
  • New front-end that allows control of LimeWire via a web browser

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You can start working on a task in a couple of ways. If you want to fix a bug or take on a bounty, add a comment in Jira and the LimeWire team will give some advice when they can. Or, if you have a new feature idea, create the feature in Jira and assign it to yourself. When ready to submit, create a patch and attach the file to the Jira item.

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