View Full Version : [Ext 1.x] Bug Forum Guidelines - Read BEFORE Posting

7 Jul 2007, 11:25 PM
What's a bug?

A software bug is an error, flaw, mistake, failure, or fault in a computer program
that prevents it from behaving as intended
(adapted from this Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bug_%28software%29)).

The intended behaviour of methods from all Ext classes can be found in the Ext Documentation Center (http://extjs.com/deploy/dev/docs).


[Section 1][Standard info everyone should provide when reporting bugs]
be responsible when reporting bugs. always provide sufficient information to recreate the bug.

include as much of the following info as possible:

Ext version + build no.?
add this infomation in brackets to your thread titles like so

[1.0.1] My Bug Report for 1.0.1
[1.0.2] My Bug Report for 1.0.2
[1.0.1/1.0.2] My Bug Report for 1.0.1, updated for 1.0.2
[1.??] My Bug Report (and i shamelessly forgot to include the Ext release number)
[1.1] My Bug Report for 1.1 final
[1.1svn101] My Bug Report for 1.1 SVN revision 101
[1.1.1] My Bug Report for 1.1.1 final

once your issue has been resolved, an Ext Developer will prepend [SOLVED] / [FIXED] (if a bug was squashed) or [CLOSED] (if it wasn't a bug) to your original thread.

[1.0][SOLVED] My Bug Report for 1.0
[1.0.1][CLOSED] My Other Bug Report for 1.0.1
[1.0.2][FIXED] Yet Another Bug Report for 1.0.2
[1.1][DUP] My Umpteenth Bug Report for 1.1 (shamelessly duplicated 'cos i couldn't be bothered to search)

please refrain from adding any of these tags to threads you start.
ext-base.js / ((yui / prototype / jquery) + build no. + corresponding adapter)? (e.g. yui 2.3.1 + adapter, or jquery 1.2.1 + adapter)
windows(xp/vista) / mac / linux (flavour + x32 / x64)?
browser + build no.?
code snippet / test case (wrap this in a
tag) / simple drop-in example / existing example from the demos?
FireBug stacktrace + line no. where error occurred / error msg if any? (using ext-all-debug.js, not ext-all.js)
screenshot? (optional - but a picture paints a thousand words ;))
if the forum's image uploads are too restrictive for you, just upload them PNGs to ImageShack® (http://imageshack.us/) in between a set of tags like so:

http://direct.link.given.by.imageshack (always use the direct ImageShack® (http://imageshack.us/) link)

note: remember to check the "remove size/resolution bar from thumbnail" option when uploading images
flash video? (optional) (using tools like Jing (http://www.jingproject.com/), Wink (http://www.debugmode.com/wink/) or CamStudio (http://www.camstudio.org/))

[Section 2][Some Friendly Advice]

this is the 1.x Bugs Forum - post only 1.x related bugs.
remember, this is the BUGS forum. post ONLY bugs.
a clear definition of what constitutes a bug has been laid out at the top of this thread.
the following do not constitute bugs:

opinions / API design questions / suggested improvements / feature requests
user-contributed enhancements / extensions / plugins
help requests

and belong in the following forums instead

Open Discussion (http://extjs.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=6)
1.x User Extensions and Plugins (http://extjs.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=18)
1.x Help (http://extjs.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=5)
Examples and Extras (http://extjs.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=7)

always read the API (http://extjs.com/docs/) carefully before posting a bug. if you need help understanding the API, feel free to ask for it in Help (http://extjs.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=9), not Bugs (http://extjs.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=3)
be sure to check out the FAQ (http://extjs.com/learn/Ext_FAQ) or Learn (http://extjs.com/learn) section
-- you're not the only self-professed n00b going "Help!! The KGB's bugging my connection via extjs.com/s.gif?!?!" (http://extjs.com/learn/Ext_FAQ#My_code_links_to_extjs.com.2Fs.gif)
always search the forums (http://google.com/coop/cse?cx=011693920879787039234%3Az7of1ufqccu) before posting a bug for a few simple reasons:

it might not be a bug
it might have been reported before
it might have been "hotfixed" by someone
it might have been fixed in the latest Ext build (available here (http://extjs.com/download))
you will turn red and pee in your pants when someone points you in the direction of thread no. 8887

when posting test cases

always simplify them.
-- only the clinically insane will plow through 1,000,000 lines of code for you.
always post codes in between a set of tags.
-- only bert from sesame street will bother to look at pigeon scratchings.
always make sure your test code is valid (tip: run it through JSLint (http://www.jslint.com/))
-- save yourself the embarrassment. and others from silly code.

please wait patiently for someone to investigate your bug. you may bump the thread after a week if nobody has replied.
-- frantic thread bumping === hammering your car horn in the middle of a 10-mile long traffic jam.
-- whining gets you nowhere.
do not start new threads for documentation bugs.
-- Ext 1.x doc bugs should go in the Ext 1.x documentation bugs thread.
-- Ext 2.x doc bugs should go in Ext 2.x documentation bugs thread.
-- Ext 3.x doc bugs should go in Ext 3.x documentation bugs thread.
do not start new threads for tutorial bugs. post them directly in the tutorial / wiki pages

thanks ;)

p.s: other members of the Ext team, pls feel free to adjust the list above :)