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Bug reports and feature requests relating to the MediaWiki software which powers Wikipedia should be filed on Wikimedia's Bugzilla. Bugzilla is a bug reporting tool and organization system used by many software projects.

Bugs that are not directly related to the MediaWiki software should be discussed at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical). When in doubt, discuss issues at the Village pump before filing a bug on Wikimedia's Bugzilla.

Wikimedia's Bugzilla was launched in August 2004 to replace the old MediaWiki bug tracker at SourceForge.

Here is a useful link: List open Bugzilla tickets by number of votes

Reporting a bug[మార్చు]

You've got a bug, and you're itching to report it. The first thing you should do is search for an existing bug. Someone may have already reported the bug. Searching first helps to prevent duplicates. To be effective, try multiple synonyms and rephrasings of what the bug might have been called.

Create account[మార్చు]

The next step is to create an account, as accounts on Wikipedia do not carry over into Bugzilla. You can put any name or alias in the name field. It does not have to be your real name.

Hiding your email address[మార్చు]

Your email address will be visible on any report you make and on any votes you cast. It can not be hidden. It is possible to create an additional web-based e-mail address, and then set it to forward email to your main email address. This prevents exposure of your main email address. Google Mail (Gmail) allows free email forwarding. One can automatically forward email from one Gmail account to another Gmail account, or to any email account.

Details[మార్చు]

Enter your bug! Select the product (usually MediaWiki), and you're ready to go.

Here are what the fields mean (for MediaWiki):

  • Version – for bugs visible on Wikipedia, choose 1.34.0-wmf.17 (3ab1ed1)
  • Platform and OS – these usually have no bearing on the actual bug, but it doesn't hurt to leave them specified (if you don't, they are autodetected)
  • Component – try to figure out what part of MediaWiki the bug is part of.
  • Severity – how severe the bug is. This should not be an opinion on your part, rather, based on these tags:
    • Blocker – blocks development and/or testing work (you probably wouldn't know)
    • Critical – crashes, loss of data (internally, not, say, your edit preview)
    • Major – major loss of function
    • Minor – minor loss of function, or other problem where easy workaround is present
    • Trivial – cosmetic problem like misspelled words or misaligned text
    • Enhancement – request for enhancement (feature requests)
  • Assign To – the field will automatically get filled, don't touch it
  • CC – this field will add people to a mailing list which notifies users when a bug has been changed. It's generally not a good idea to randomly add people to the CC list (let them do it)
  • URL – a specific URL for the bug, if any
  • Summary – describe the bug in 60 characters or fewer. Be pithy, be precise, and be concise. A developer should be able to read the summary and say, "Oh, that's what the bug is about." A bad summary is "Wikipedia isn't working!" Remember, people searching for bugs will often search the summary. Make a good impression: the summary should tell the developer whether or not to look into the bug.

Description[మార్చు]

See "Bug Writing Guidelines" on Mozilla's bugzilla

In a description, you should describe anything and everything about the bug. A general template to go about doing this is:

  1. An overall description of the bug
  2. Steps to reproduce
  3. Expected result
  4. Actual result
  5. Additional information

Keep things to one bug to a report, and if necessary, file multiple bug reports. A good bug report is:

  1. Reproducible – if the developer can't reproduce the bug, it'll get marked WORKSFORME or INVALID
  2. Specific – make isolating the bug to an area quicker for the developer

Updates on your bug[మార్చు]

You will be emailed with updates on the status of your bug. Sometimes developers may reject, or misunderstand a bug report or feature request and close a report that you think is still valid. If you believe there's still an issue, you can reopen it and try to make a better explanation, or you can take it to the mailing list. If you do not want to get updates on your bug, you can state this in your email preferences.

Voting[మార్చు]

See "Voting" at Wikimedia's bugzilla

Voting is a mechanism that allows you to show which bugs you care about. You can vote for a bug by clicking "Vote for this bug" towards the bottom of the page. You can change your mind later and remove your vote by going to the my votes page.

Note that developers are not obligated to implement a request just because it has a large number of votes.

Etiquette[మార్చు]

See "Bugzilla Etiquette" at Mozilla's bugzilla

Bugzilla is a place to notify developers of bugs and contribute information that would be useful in the fixing of the bugs. It is not a place for advocacy viz. "I REALLY WANT THIS BUG FIXED!" With that in mind, please keep the following rules in mind when using Bugzilla:

  • Contribute useful comments; useless comments (i.e. advocacy) decrease the signal to noise ratio
  • The developers are under no obligation to fix your bug or add a feature you want.
  • No personal abuse: do not make threats like "I will not edit Wikipedia until this bug is fixed"
  • Don't mess around with fields unless you are the bug's assignee or you know what you are doing, instead, comment on the suggested change
  • Don't whine about WONTFIX decisions
  • Applicability varies, but when in doubt, follow the rules

If you see someone not following these rules, politely mention it to them via private email: do not bugspam some more by chastising the user for their conduct publicly.

Linking to bugs[మార్చు]

You can link to bugs using the bugzilla: interwiki prefix. For example, type [[bugzilla:1000]] for bugzilla:1000.

The mediazilla: prefix can be used for linking to any static page in MediaZilla. For example, type [[mediazilla:index.cgi]] for mediazilla:index.cgi.

Also, note that [[bug:1000]] links to the Buginese Wikipedia, not to Bugzilla.

Useful queries[మార్చు]

Other features[మార్చు]

See also[మార్చు]

External links[మార్చు]