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Good morning! If this is the first time you're taking part in a bug triage, don't be scared by the amount of explanatory text on this page. We hope it's easily understandable - if it isn't bug us on IRC :-)

This is the page for KonquerorDay7 which starts on Saturday, June 20, 2009, but feel free to start early and feel free to keep going! The aim of this bug day is to

a) Triage: organize as many of the Konqueror bugs as possible, identifying duplicate bug reports and already fixed bugs b) Testcases: Make testcases for the rendering bugs that have been filed. c) Prioritize bugs to fix: Go through a list of websites and check how well they work. Keep an eye out for MAJOR bugs.

Our bug targets are listed in under the product konqueror. (That link gives component breakdown.)


You don't need any programming experience to help out with Triaging, but you will need a recent version of KDE, either svn trunk (4.2.92 atm), a snapshot of it (Neon Nightly, etc.), or a recent release (eg. KDE 4.3beta2). Information on setting up KDE from trunk can be found here. If you're having trouble installing KDE, feel free to drop by on #kde-bugs early to get some help. Else, #kde-devel can always help you.

General information

  • This page has useful information on how to not mis-mark bugs. In particular, "duplicates are hard". Generally we don't want to claim things are duplicates when they aren't. Make sure you get approval from a developer before you mark something a duplicate. We don't want to create more work for the developers!
  • Be sure to join #kde-bugs on, as this is where the bug-day will be coordinated. (You can even join now!)


First of all, put your name and the version of KDE/Konqueror (ie kdelibs and kdebase should be the same version) you are testing with into the Sign-in section. Then read the descriptions of the various sections to file bugs in carefully.

Junior Jobs

We are in search of bugs which are easy enough to fix for someone just starting out developing for KDE. Those kinds of bugs are called "Junior Jobs". If you think a bug sounds really easy to fix so it might qualify as a junior job, please put it in the "Junior Job Proposals" section. They will later be checked by the developers if they really fit the scheme. In case a developer is around, you might as well ask right away.


  1. Select one of the batches of bugs you'd like to do and pick it by putting your name into the appropriate column.
  2. Execute the query to get the list of bugs and go through the bugs one by one.
    1. Read the bug description and the comments carefully and try to reproduce the bug.
    2. Post a comment on bugzilla explaining what you found out. Be sure to also put the version of Konqueror and Qt you are testing with in the comment.
    3. Put the bug into the appropriate section and describe your findings here as well (eg. "Can't reproduce any longer" or "This bug is still reproducible for me"). If there's something special about a bug, you can prepend a little label like eg. crash. Please mark every bug with your IRC nickname. You can easily do that by appending ~~~.
    4. Check if the bug's Version field is set properly. The version field for Konqueror's khtml bugs should always contain the original version the bug is/was reproducible with (i.e. when it was reported).
    5. Check if the bug's component is set correctly. It will be of great help when checking for duplicates. If you lack permissions to change the component or are unsure about it, please put the bugs in the "needs component change" section along with a comment.
      1. The component khtml/KJS is for the interpreter only, most Javascript bugs will fall under the khtml/ecma one.
    6. Check if the bug might qualify as a "Junior Job". If so, please put it in the "Junior Job Proposal" section.
    7. Mark the bug as triaged by adding the triaged keyword on the bug. Again if you lack the permissions to do so, additionally put it in the "Needs triaged keyword" section.
  3. If you're done with your batch, pick another one and start from the top :-)


Some bugs might have a short html file that gives an example of the bug. Add the testcase keyword. If you lack permissions to do so, additionally add the bug to the "Needs testcase keyword" section.

If it is a rendering bug, and it doesn't have one, put it in the wiki section "needs testcase" for someone to write one.

For bugs involving webpages, if the site doesn't exist anymore, check the "Wayback Machine" on - if you see it there, use that to come up with a testcase.


If something has no clear instructions on how to reproduce it, or has little useful information, add a comment asking the reporter for more detail. Then list it in the bugs awaiting feedback section. Be polite, we want to be nice to our bug reporters!

Is it a big bug?

Prioritizing is good. We're especially interested in problems that result in dataloss and crashes. Let's keep track of them.

Double Check!

Please list bugs here to get a second opinion before making the change in bugzilla. This also gives a record of what we've done for the developers to check.

Keep this page updated!

After adding triaged bugs on this page, you should keep an eye on their bugzilla status. Add yourself on the CC field in bugzilla to be informed about updates. When a bug is closed on bugzilla, it should be updated on this page.

You can use the tag <s>...</s> to mark a bug as done like this.


  • You can edit single sections of this page if you you check Enable section editing via edit links in your TechBase Preferences.
  • Sometimes you might encounter edit conflicts if several people are working on the wiki page at once. We can mostly avoid those by keeping notes of the bugs we encounter in a text editor and file several of them later at once (don't forget to save).
  • To get your Qt verion, type: qmake --version or kde4-config --version
Please be sure to sign every bug or comment you add to this page with your irc nickname. You can use the wiki markup ~~~ to insert your wiki username automatically (but only do this if it is the same as your IRC nickname, otherwise write your IRC nickname in by hand).

Common Bugs

There are some bugs which are commonly reported several times. If you found such a bug (or think you did), you can put it here:

Message list related


Tell developers what you are testing with. (If you expect to upgrade between now and BugDay, put what version you are using now next to the bugs/comments that you put on this page.)

Please give distro/version or SVN branch/trunk with revision below (or just beta2 if you're using that):

IRC Name KDE/Konq version Qt version
Blauzahl svn 984123 4.5.0 qt-copy with patches
siyuan svn 983852 qt-copy 979410
dtritscher 4.2.90 4.5.0
freinhard 4.2.90/4.2.92 4.5.1
Edulix svn 982979 qt-copy from svn
xxtjaxx KDE: 4.2.91 Qt: 4.5.1
anselmolsm KDE r984201 qt-copy r978427
aalpert svn r983330 Qt from gitorious at 5e72b9fb
MJD svn 984032 Qt: 4.5.1 (debian)
Dario_Andres 4.2.92 (svn984425) 4.5.1 (svn971295)

Division of Labour

Please choose a batch that is not already taken and then query for all bugs in that batch. Please mark you irc nickname in the table below to show which month's bugs you are working on to avoid duplication of effort.

If you have to leave before you can finish your batch, please put the last bug you triaged as well as if you're going to finish triaging in the table so others will know where you left off.

With these more recent bugs, if the report has been looked at by a developer (i.e. they cc'd themself or commented on it or posted a patch), and it seems like the issue is fixed, BUT the developer didn't close it, make sure the bug really can be closed. Often it can't.


The following bugs are related to displaying webpages using Konqueror.

Month/time period No of bugs IRC Nickname Status Query
1 7 Blauzahl 2 left... Query
2 7 dtritscher done Query
3 7 freinhard done Query
4 7 dtritscher done Query
5 7 dtritscher done Query
6 7 xxtjaxx done Query
7 7 anselmolsm done Query
8 7 xxtjaxx done Query
9 7 xxtjaxx starting Query
10 7 MJD Starting Query
11 7 Dario_Andres 1 left Query
12 7 Query
13 7 anselmolsm WIP Query
14 7 Freinhard done Query
15 7 Query
16 7 anselmolsm done Query
17 7 Query


The following bugs are related to anything non-html.

Month/time period No of bugs IRC Nickname Status Query
1 7 siyuan done Query
2 7 aalpert done Query
3 7 Query
4 7 Query
5 7 Query
6 7 Query
7 7 Query
8 7 Query
9 7 Query
10 7 Query
11 7 Query
12 7 Query
13 7 Query
14 7 Query
15 7 Query
16 7 Query
17 7 Query
18 7 Query
19 7 Query
20 7 Query

Bugs that need changes that require permissions

If you put a bug into this section, please be sure you additionally put it into the appropriate Completed Bugs section.

Bugs to be marked as TRIAGED

We use this keyword to keep track of how which bugs people have done. You should add it to all bug reports you comment on.

Bugs to be marked as having a testcase

Contribute/Bugsquad/BugDays/KonquerorDay7/Bugs needing version field changed

Bugs needing moved to a subcomponent

Especially bugs in "general" should be sorted into the other sections if possible. Is it javascript (ecma)? Session restore? Tabbing? khtml? DOM? CSS? a plugin? Is it networking related and possibly actually a kdelibs/KIO bug?

Completed Bugs

Below lists the various sections for completed bugs, sorted by resolution and other issues.

Bugs no longer present

If a bug is not reproducable for you, then it should be listed here. Please do not close the bug. We'll double-check each others later on. It will probably get closed as WORKSFORME. (FIXED if you knew which commit fixed it, and that it was an actual intentional commit somewhere.)

If it isn't a consistently reproducible bug, it may be not there only with your setup, or you haven't hit the right conditions. Check to see if there are developer comments and if they think it should be left open. Add to your notes here if you aren't sure.

bug #xxx blah Blauzahl

Bugs with testcases

Note: not instructions, actual *testcases* Usually these will be a snippet of code that reproduces and isolates the bug.


This is actually major work. We should list things which could have testcases, so that we can have people who can write some, do so. Put down if you think it is an important bug too, since making a testcase can take a while: on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being most important, how important is the bug to be fixed by 4.3?

Bugs that still exist and have clear instructions

If it is still there, and makes sense, list it here. In bugzilla, make sure it is changed from UNCONFIRMED to NEW.

Bugs to be marked as INVALID

Bugs which are no longer valid go here. A link to the bug and why it qualifies as invalid should be provided.

Some examples of when a bug should be closed as INVALID:

  • The reported behavior is not a bug
  • The bug is completely unrelated to KDE

This list is not exhaustive. If you feel a bug is invalid for any other reason, be sure to list it here, mentioning why you think it is invalid.

Bugs to be marked as DUPLICATE

Duplicates found should be placed here with a link to the bug which you think it is a duplicate of.

Bugs needing attention from Konqueror developers

Add bugs here if you need to find out whether the observed behavior is intended, or if there's some other reason that it would be useful for a Konqueror developer to take a look. Make sure you indicate why the bug needs attention from them.

Always defer policy decisions to developers.

Rendering bugs (khtml)

  • bug #181194 Should nested <object> elements be rendered both? Issue here is about two nested quicktime objects. dtritscher


  • bug #179290 Links opened from Konsole and Kmail just fine. Note comment #5 in the bug report states that a new instance of Konqueror is opened when a pre-existing instance is in a different virtual desktop. This has always been the behaviour since KDE3, however, whether it is a good thing is to be decided by the developers. siyuan
  • bug #179561 Reproducible, however, whether this is really a regression is to be decided by the developers siyuan
  • bug #184384 According to the backtrace, the crash is related to the bespin style, needs verification from dev dtritscher
  • bug #189890 The bug report is correct, when F5 is pressed the parameter is not sent. However, This behaviour may be desired as when you refresh the page the cache is cleared so there isn't really a modification time to test with. MJD
  • bug #160428 Looping of js alert messages can make konqueror unusable. Firefox given chance to close problematic tab. Ruchir
  • bug #157454 Scrolling in website is not good but not sure if it is something to be fixed. Ruchir

Bugs awaiting feedback

NB. Feedback should only be requested for bugs if you have tried and failed to reproduce them or if the report contains insufficient information to try and reproduce the bug. Requesting feedback for a bug should be seen as a last resort only.

Bugs for which feedback has been requested, which should be revisited in 30 days to see if there's any response. Please list all bugs here for which feedback has been requested.


Some bugs aren't actually bugs, just functionality that isn't there. Those should get moved to "wishlist" priority.

Bugs needing users with particular setups

Bugs that require particular software or hardware that you don't have available should be listed here with a description of the non-standard requirement.

Non english locales

Bugs requiring non-English locales should be listed here, along with the locale they require.

Bugs not related to today

People almost by default file their bugs under Konqueror: Bugs that are not related to today's target application should be listed here so they can be reassigned to the correct bugzilla product.

Bugs that you can't do

For whatever reason... Put it here, and someone can comment on it.

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