2. Melden van het defect

Okay, so you have done everything you could to make sure, and you still think it's probably a bug. You should then go ahead and file a bug report on the Bugzilla page.

[Opmerking] Opmerking

De eerste keer dat u een defect-melding wilt opsturen, wordt aan u gevraagd een Bugzilla-account aan te maken. Dit proces kunt u zonder een centje pijn doorlopen en u zult er geen extra ongewenste email door krijgen.

  1. Bugzilla: Select Classification

    Go to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi, and select the classification Other.

    If you are not logged in, you are automatically redirected to the login page. After entering your user name (login) and password, you get back to the Select Classification page.

  2. Bugzilla: Pick Product

    Scroll down the next page until you can select the product GIMP.

    [Tip] Tip

    You can skip the above steps and go directly to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=GIMP (You still have to login, of course.)

  3. Bugzilla: Enter Bug: GIMP

    Selecting GIMP as product takes you to the following bug report form, which you should fill out as follows. Note that most of the information you enter can be changed later by the developers if you get it wrong, so try to get it right but don't be obsessive about it.

    Enter Bug: GIMP

    Component (Onderdeel)

    Set this to the part of GIMP that the bug affects. Note that you get a short Component Description in the text box next to the list when you select a component.

    You have to pick something here, but if you aren't sure, make a guess and don't worry about it.

    Version (Versie)

    Set this to the version of GIMP that you are using. You always find the version in the menu of the image window: HelpAbout.

    Severity (Ernst)

    In de meeste gevallen kunt u die op `Normal' of `Enhancement' (verbetering) zetten als het om een verbetering inplaats van een defect gaat. De ontwikkelaars passen de ernst zelf verder naar hun goeddunken aan.

    OS (Operating System)

    Dit moet u op het door u gebruikte besturingssysteem zetten tenzij u wel heel erg goede redenen heeft om aan te nemen dat het probleem zich op alle besturingssystemen voordoet.

    Summary (Samenvatting)

    Vul een zin in die het defect zo goed beschrijft zodat iemand met een soortgelijk defect uw melding op basis van de gebruikte woorden kan vinden.


    Describe the problem. Be as specific as you can, and include all information that you think might possibly be relevant. The classic totally useless bug report is, GIMP crashes. This program sucks. There is no hope that the developers can solve a problem if they can't tell what it is.

    There are more fields which are hidden by default. (Click Show Advanced Fields to show them.) You can ignore them, so we won't describe these fields here.

    Sometimes it is very helpful to augment a bug report with a screenshot or some other type of data. If you need to do this, click on the button Add an attachment, and follow the directions. But please don't do this unless you think the attachment is really going to be useful—and if you need to attach a screenshot, don't make it any larger than necessary. Bug reports are likely to remain on the system for years, so there is no sense in wasting memory.

    When you have filled out all of these things, press the Commit button and your bug report will be submitted. It will be assigned a number, which you may want to make note of; you will, however, be emailed any time somebody makes a comment on your bug report or otherwise alters it, so you will receive reminders in any case. You can see the current state of your bug report at any time by going to http://bugzilla.gnome.org, entering the bug number in one of the entry boxes and pressing the Find or Quick Search button.