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==Testing==
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'''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).
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===Querying existing reports===
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[[Image:Kde-windows-bugzilla.png|thumb|250px|right|Bugzilla's Query form with ''installer'' product and ''buildsystem'' component selected (click to enlarge)]]
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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):
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*Product: for installer select ''kde-windows''; for applications, find appropriate name, e.g. ''amarok''
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*Component: the options here depend on the selected product; e.g. for installer there are the following components:
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**buildsystem - The build system for KDE on Windows: plain cmake and [[Getting_Started/Build/Windows/emerge|emerge]]
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**gui - GUI-related issues for KDE on Windows
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**installer - A graphical [[Projects/KDE_on_Windows/Installation|Installer]] for binary KDE packages (components and applications)
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**network&files - Network and file-handling -related issues for KDE on Windows
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**other - Other issues for KDE on Windows
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*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)
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*Installed from:
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**MS Windows - means that the source was the installer for Windows
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**Compiled Sources - means you have compiled your binaries using the ''emerge'' facility
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*Operating system: MS Windows
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You can click with the Ctrl key pressed to make multiple choices in a list.
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===Sending a new report===
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To send a new report:
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#[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.
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#[https://bugs.kde.org/query.cgi?GoAheadAndLogIn=1 Login].
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#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.
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#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.
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#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.
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#Fill the "Application Version" field and click "Continue".
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#Enter the summary, select "MS Windows" as the operating system.
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#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.
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#Fill "Severity" field and provide an appropriate amount of information in the "Bug Description" box, then click "Finish".
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'''Notes'''
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*Before reporting '''make sure''' that you are not going to duplicate an already existing report.
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*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.
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*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".
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*'''Do not use this [[Projects/KDE_on_Windows|KDE TechBase]] wiki site to report bugs. Use bugs.kde.org.'''
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==Development==
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'''You can join the development team!'''
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*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.
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*A good start is to get one or more Windows-related [http://community.kde.org/KDE/Junior_Jobs Junior Jobs].
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*Explore this TechBase web site, especially the [[Projects/KDE_on_Windows#Development|KDE on Windows Development]] section.
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==See also==
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;FAQs:
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:[[Development/FAQs|KDE Development FAQs]]
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;Bugsquad:
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:The [[Contribute/Bugsquad|Bugsquad]] Team tries to keep track of bugs in KDE software and make sure that valid bugs are noticed by developers.
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;KDE Quality Team:
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: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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[[Category:MS Windows]]
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