← Projects/KDE on Windows/How to Help You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Users, Administrators, trusted, KDEDevelopers. You can view and copy the source of this page. ==Testing== '''The more you use the software, the more issues and wishes you can find.''' Do not keep this knowledge to yourself - file a bug at http://bugs.kde.org, the KDE Bug Tracking System (Bugzilla). ===Querying existing reports=== [[Image:Kde-windows-bugzilla.png|thumb|250px|right|Bugzilla's Query form with ''installer'' product and ''buildsystem'' component selected (click to enlarge)]] To find a report use the [http://bugs.kde.org/query.cgi Query Reports] form, where you can specify product, component, version, installation type and operating system, and a few other things. To find Windows-related reports, select one or more parameters of your search (which can make your result set more or less limited): *Product: for installer select ''kde-windows''; for applications, find appropriate name, e.g. ''amarok'' *Component: the options here depend on the selected product; e.g. for installer there are the following components: **buildsystem - The build system for KDE on Windows: plain cmake and [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4/Windows/emerge|emerge]] **gui - GUI-related issues for KDE on Windows **installer - A graphical [[Projects/KDE_on_Windows/Installation|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: depends on the selected product; for installer it can be 4.0.0, etc. (you can check version in the "Help->About" dialog window of any application) *Installed from: **MS Windows - means that the source was the installer for Windows **Compiled Sources - means you have compiled your binaries using the ''emerge'' facility *Operating system: MS Windows You can click with the Ctrl key pressed to make multiple choices in a list. ===Sending a new report=== To send a new report: #[https://bugs.kde.org/createaccount.cgi Create new account] (if you do not have one yet); note that your account will be assigned to your email address, which will then be publically available. #[https://bugs.kde.org/query.cgi?GoAheadAndLogIn=1 Login]. #Go to the [https://bugs.kde.org/wizard.cgi KDE Bug Report Wizard] and read the information provided here if you are new to the bug tracking system. #Click the "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. #Click the "Continue" button and enter a component name (e.g. ''installer'' or ''amarok'') into the ''Find'' field, press Search button and select one of the items from the Application list. "Application" means "Product" here. #Fill the "Application Version" field and click "Continue". #Enter the summary, select "MS Windows" as the operating system. #When the "Check for Duplicate Bug Reports" page appears; you have a chance to find similar bugs that have already been reported; press the "Continue" button if there is no similar report. #Fill "Severity" field and provide an appropriate amount of information in the "Bug Description" box, then click "Finish". '''Notes''' *Before reporting '''make sure''' that you are not going to duplicate an already existing report. *Each report has its own unique number and web page. You can correct the information you have provided in the report afterwards, e.g. fill in a product version. *If you discover that a bug or a wish is not directly related to MS Windows (e.g. a bug can be reproduced in several or all operating systems), set the "operating system" field to "All" and the "platform" field to "unspecified". *'''Do not use this [[Projects/KDE_on_Windows|KDE TechBase]] wiki site to report bugs. Use bugs.kde.org.''' ==Development== '''You can join the development team!''' *Please read [[Development/FAQs/General_FAQ#I_am_a_developer.2C_how_can_I_contribute_to_KDE.3F|general information]] and [[Development/FAQs/General_FAQ#What_is_the_level_required_to_contribute_to_KDE.3F_What_should_I_learn.3F_What_should_I_read.3F|Preferred skills]] for starting KDE Development. *A good start is to get one or more Windows-related [[Contribute/Junior_Jobs#KDE_on_Windows|Junior Jobs]]. *Explore this TechBase web site, especially the [[Projects/KDE_on_Windows#Development|KDE on Windows Development]] section. ==See also== ;FAQs: :[[Development/FAQs|KDE Development FAQs]] ;Bugsquad: :The [[Contribute/Bugsquad|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 [[Contribute/Quality_Team|KDE Quality Team]] is to detect the loose ends in an application, and try to tie them together. 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