Talk:How to write a good bug report

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What do you think?[edit]

What do you think of this page? Is there anything else that would improve it? I'd like to put an example of a good bug report here too, as was mentioned or the original Helping out the Azureus team page. --culix 23:03, 22 September 2006 (GMT)

Here are some hints the article maybe should cover:
  • Where does one have to publish the report? (create a sourceforge account)
  • "What specific action you took that caused the crash." -> I would rewrite it in a way s.t. it's clear one has to describe the way to reproduce the bug, otherwise someone would write "I clicked the OK Button and it crashed" :)
  • Provide screenshot if it's helpful (GUI stuff)
  • Does the bug report already exist?
  • Is it fixed in the newest version (test it on the nightly)/preventing duplicates
  • (Re)use some parts of this Mozilla tutorial http://www.mozilla.org/quality/bug-writing-guidelines.html
--SoN 00:28, 23 September 2006 (GMT)
The title is too long... just compare Bad ISPs and Internet service providers that do not like file sharing ... now, which is the better title? I suggest moving it to something like Bug reporting... because we could put a "how to" do something "good" in most titles...
in addition to that the article should be merged with How to report a bug. And level of that article is just above the "i can breathe"-IQ. It should be more compact and less... well... patronising.
Btw, there are some nice and compact instructions [1] --The8472 09:24, 23 September 2006 (GMT)