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Fedora 9 Bug Day-v0.1 :: Monday, November 19, 2007



Greetings,

This is an invitation to all community members to join us for our first "Bug Day" of the Fedora 9 release cycle! Fedora 8 is hardly a week old and as is always the case--people around the world are reporting problems they encounter to make Fedora better. Help make Fedora 9 a great release by joining us to review the outstanding bugs against Fedora.

We will meet on freenode in the #fedora-qa channel from 0:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC, on Monday, November 19, 2007. Join as for as little or as much as you can in your local timezone. Lurkers are always welcome too.

What happens at a "Bug Day" you ask? We review and triage as many open bugs as we can by helping them along to their next state--ideally fixed or closed :-)

You don't have to be a Fedora guru or hold a PhD in reading stack traces--in most cases you do not even have to run a program or attempt to reproduce the reported issue. It is nice if you can, however often the most value able service you can provide is your eyes--reading the contents of a bug to see if enough information is present for the package owner (developer) to take the next step. Sometimes that means requesting that the reporter attempt to reproduce the bug against the latest version or provide more information. By doing this you can help package owners focus their time on the bugs that matter.

And if you are not sure what to do we can help you on IRC.

Some helpful links from the wiki for getting started are:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/TriagingGuidelines
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KernelBugTriage

This is the first time I've organized a bug day (proposed two days ago at Wednesday's QA meeting) and I don't believe we have had one in a while. It is possible some of the wiki pages about triaging bugs need updating or clarifying so if we use part of Monday to work on that it will be time well spent as it better prepares us for future bug days.

And don't forget you don't have to wait for an official Bug Day to triage bugs--they don't mind being triaged by anyone at any time :)

See you Monday,

John
aka "poelcat"

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