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La Joomla! Bug Squad

L'équipe pour le traitement des anomalies dans Joomla! - la Joomla! Bug Squad (ou JBS) fait partie du Département. Son travail consiste à identifier et apporter des corrections aux anomalies présentes dans Joomla. Cela inclut notamment :

La Bug Squad est également impliquée pour les tests et afin de s'assurer de la qualité du développement d'une nouvelle version majeure ou mineure. Plus généralement, la bug squad est en première ligne lorsqu'une version bêta passe en version stable en suivant ainsi le cycle de développement de Joomla!

Informations générales

Le Groupe de Travail Quality & Testing fut mise en place peu après la création de Joomla![1] afin de tester et évaluer les versions majeures et mineures en ce qui concerne les anomalies de sécurité, de stabilité et de performances. L'équipe doit organiser, procéder et tester les rapports et suggestions fournis par la communauté afin d'améliorer le code entre les versions majeures et mineures[2].

The release of Joomla! 1.5 Beta2 marked the transition from the Development Working Group leading the process to the Quality & Testing Working Group leading the development process[3]. The focus thus had officially shifted from features to stability and security. Unfortunately, because of the long period of down time between the release of Joomla! 1.0.12 and the change of lead to the Quality & Testing team for the Joomla! 1.5 cycle, many of the Quality & Testing members had disappeared. The team was overburdened with the process, so finally in September 2007, the Quality & Testing Working Group was disbanded[4].

To fill the gap, the first Pizza, Bugs and Fun event was organised[5], with Joomlers gathering in New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Vancouver and Brussels in the beginning of December 2007. In three days around 100 commits were processed and 88 artifacts closed[6].

During the PBF event, the idea for a new team was born. The team was called "The Bug Squad", and should help out organising the handling of the feedback process, keep the tracker up to date, perform testing, guide people in the forums and during PBF events, and provide patches to the Development Working Group, to which the Bug Squad would be a sub-team[7].

In May 2010, the Joomla! Bug Squad (JBS) had been organised into the different teams: a Tracker Team to monitors the forums and trackers, a Coding Team to create patches for confirmed issues, a Testing Team to test pending issues, an Automated Testing Team to create automated system and unit tests for tracker issues, and a Migration and Upgrade Team to support migration and upgrading from the prior version to the current version.

In the following years, the team structures changed a lot. The introduction of the Volunteers Portal made most of the working groups bubble to the main level. A System Testing Working Group and a Unit Testing Working Group were created and in January 2015 combined into the Automated Testing Working Group on the same organisational level as the Bug Squad. Specific Release teams were in charge to support migration and upgrades.

With the transition to the new structure, in January 2017, the Joomla! Bug Squad, as any other team in the Production Department, had to redefine its purpose, function and roles. This was an opportunity for JBS to reflect on its origins. While the purpose still was to reduce the number of bugs in Joomla, not only for the CMS, but for every Joomla project, helping and mentoring developers and contributors with bug squashing gained significant importance.


  1. Joomla! 1.1 - Developer Power, User Excitement
  2. Vous souhaitez rejoindre le Groupe de travail Quality & Testing ?
  3. The Road to RC
  4. Keeping it Simple
  5. PBF?
  6. Did those pizzas bring some fun?
  7. Working together…introducing the bug squad


Coordinateur pour la Joomla! Bug Squad
Niels Braczek
To request to join the Bug Squad
Bug Squad