Wikimedia's Bugzilla installation is used to track problem reports and feature requests related to MediaWiki code, other Wikimedia-specific components (such as extensions or tools), and Wikimedia wikis (such as Wikipedia).
Status[edit | edit source]
A very active bugday on Offline content generation / PDF rendering took place, organized and led by User:Nemo_bis. Wikimedia Bugzilla received several security updates (related RT tickets 1 and 2. A new component for IEG was created. Andre cleaned up some older Backport flags and proposed to remove a Target Milestone in the Wikimedia product.
Activity scope[edit | edit source]
Bug management is a perennial activity. Anyone can contribute! Activities include:
- coordinating, triaging, and organizing the current bug reports in Bugzilla
- writing documentation for bug management
- communicating awareness of MediaWiki deployments
Also see Bugwrangler for tasks.
Documentation[edit | edit source]
Note that this is work in progress.
For Bug Reporters[edit | edit source]
For Module Maintainers[edit | edit source]
For Developers[edit | edit source]
For Triagers / Bugsquad Community[edit | edit source]
- Project:WikiProject Bug Squad
- Triage: Definition of "triaging" and information on bug triage sessions
- Places (Village Pumps, forums) to regularly check for bug reports
- List of upstream bugtrackers and URLs
For Bugzilla Administrators / the Bugwrangler[edit | edit source]
- Admins: Please file a report when changing products/components/keywords to avoid work duplication and entropy and to understand reasonings. This excludes trivial changes like component descriptions or assignees/CC lists.
- Status updates of the Bugwrangler (Note: The bugwrangler is employed by the Wikimedia Foundation to do bug management, see scope above)
- Plans and ideas of things to do in bug management - help welcome!
- How to run IRC office hours on bug management
- Bugzilla administrator rights policy
- Technical information on our Bugzilla instance
- Hacking Bugzilla code on Wikimedia Labs
- Andre Klapper keeps an eye on upstream Bugzilla security updates, Daniel Zahn helps deploying them.
For everybody (General / Misc)[edit | edit source]
- An introduction to Bug report management in Wikipedia
- Bug report life cycle: The status changes of bug reports, from reporting to closing them.
- Fields in the Bugzilla interface
- Workflow: Proposal for a new workflow on problem entry that would lead the user to OTRS, RT, or Bugzilla as appropriate
Tricks and best practices in Bugzilla[edit | edit source]
A series of blog posts (in progress):
- Autocompletion (2013-06-14)
- Changing the columns in search results (2013-06-21)
- Getting copies of another user's bugmail (2013-06-28)
- Searching for empty fields (2013-07-05)
- Saved and shared searches (2013-07-12)
- Creating reports and tables (2013-07-19)
- Simpler searching for open tickets only (2013-07-26)
- Using flags to track branches and versions (2013-08-02)
- Excluding less important reports from search results (2013-08-16)
- Triage helper tools: Greasemonkey scripts (2013-08-23)
- Reports: Tickets closed last week by resolution (2013-08-30)
- To be continued...