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>1.1. <A
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>1.1.1. <A
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>Currently all interactions with phpBugTracker are done via the web interface.  Users can submit bugs, communicate with developers and testers about bugs, and search through the bug database.</P
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>You can create a new account by following the link labeled <SPAN
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>.  To create a new account you will need to enter at least a valid email address (so that your password can be mailed to you).  Providing your name is optional, but if you submit it then your name will appear with bugs you submit and comments you make.  If the system has been configured to use a login separate from the email address, you will also be prompted for a login.  If you have chosen an email address (or login) that is already in use, you will be prompted to choose a different one.  After completing this form, your password will be mailed to you.  Once you have received your password you can then login with your email (or login) and password to be able to submit bugs.</P
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>Once you have logged in to the system you can follow the <SPAN
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>Once you have chosen a project, or if there is only one project in the system, you will see the bug entry page.  The <SPAN
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> fields allow you to specify details about which part or version of the product that produces this bug.  The <SPAN
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> checkbox, if checked, will present another bug entry form when you submit a bug, instead of taking you to the bug list.</P
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>That's it!  The bug has been entered, and it's ready to be reviewed and fixed by the developers. ( phpBugTracker version 1.0.5 )</P
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