Introduction to Bug and Bugzilla

What is a Bugzilla?


Bugzilla is a web-based general-purpose bugtracker and testing tool originally developed and used by the Mozilla project, and licensed under the Mozilla Public License.

Released as open-source software by Netscape Communications in 1998, it has been adopted by a variety of organizations for use as a bug tracking system for both free and open-source software and proprietary projects and products.

The UserInterface of Bugzilla Looks Like this,

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What is Bug?

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How a Bug is Found?

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A Bug’s Life

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How a Bug’s Life Cycle Works?

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Meet BugZilla

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Its a World’s Pick BugManager

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Who are the Bugzilla Users?

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What sorts of things can get filed as bugs?

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Features of Bugzilla

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A Bugs Life by Bugzilla

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Mechanism To Be Followed for Bugs

Bug Verfication

Bug verification is done to verify that bugs are properly fixed and to check that the fixes don’t yield any new issues. This is a very important part of the QA work and one of the more challenging areas of community involvement.

Triaging Bugs

Bug Triaging is the process of moving bugs logically from state to state, so they get resolved in an efficient and easy-to-comprehend manner. In Mozilla, QA must not only test and then file their own bugs, but must also help harness the incoming flow of community bugs for valid problems.

Confirming Unconfirmed Bugs

Bugs from new bug reporters will initially have the status UNCONFIRMED. To move a bug from UNCONFIRMED to NEW, we need your help to verify that the bug is valid. A bug can be moved from UNCONFIRMED to NEW

How to report a bug -Some Bug Writing Guidelines


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