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Testing

More you use the software, more issues and wishes you can find. Do not keep this knowledge for you - file a bug on http://bugs.kde.org, the KDE Bug Tracking System (Bugzilla).

Querying existing reports

Bugzilla's Query form with KDE on windows product and buildsystem component selected (click to enlarge)

To find a report use the Query Reports form, where you can specify product, component, version, installation type and operating system, and a few more. To find Windows-related reports, select one or more parameters of your search (what can make your result set more or less limited):

  • Product: kde-windows
  • Component:
    • buildsystem - The build system for KDE on Windows: plain cmake and emerge
    • gui - GUI-related issues for KDE on Windows
    • installer - A graphical Installer for binary KDE packages (components and applications)
    • network&files - Network and file-handling -related issues for KDE on Windows
    • other - Other issues for KDE on Windows
  • Version: 4.0.0, etc. (you can check version in the "Help->About KDE" dialog window of any KDE app)
  • Installed from:
    • MS Windows - means the installer
    • Compiled Sources - means you have compiled your binaries using emerge facility
  • Operating system: MS Windows

You can click with Ctrl key pressed to make multiple choices in a list.

Sending a new report

To send a new report:

  1. create new account (if you do not have one yet); note than your account will be assigned to your email address, which will then be available in the public
  2. login
  3. go to the KDE Bug Report Wizard and read information provided here if you are new to the bug tracking system
  4. click "Continue" button and select the KDE Version (most probably 4.x) and the Distribution Method - "MS Windows Binaries", the very last item on the list.
  5. click "Continue" button and enter a component name into the Find field, press Search button and select one of the items from the Application list. "Application" means "Product" here.
  6. Fill the "Application Version" field and click "Continue"
  7. Enter the summary, select "MS Windows" as the operating system
  8. "Check for Duplicate Bug Reports" page appears; you have a chance to find already reported similar bugs; press "Continue" button if there is no similar report
  9. Fill "Severity" field and provide appropriate amount of information in the "Bug Description" box, then click "Finish"

Notes

  • Before reporting make sure that you are not going to duplicate already existing report.
  • If you discover that the bug or a wish is not directly related to MS Windows (e.g. a bug can be reproduced on more or all operating systems), set the "operating system" field to "All" and the "platform" field to "unspecified".
  • Do not use this KDE TechBase wiki site to report bugs. Use bugs.kde.org.

Development

Please read general information and Preferred skills for starting KDE Development.

You can join the development team! Please start by exploring this TechBase web site, especially the KDE on Windows Development section.

See also

FAQs
KDE Development FAQs
Bugsquad
The Bugsquad Team tries to keep track of bugs in KDE software and make sure that valid bugs are noticed by developers.
KDE Quality Team
The task of the KDE Quality Team is to detect the loose ends in an application, and try to tie them together.

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