Bug Day

Scott Balneaves sbalneav at legalaid.mb.ca
Wed Jan 13 15:25:00 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 03:40:14PM +0200, Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) wrote:
> Greetings!
> Yesterday was our first bug day in... I guess ever.

Nope!  We had one before!


> The following bugs got some hugs:


We got a lot done yesterday, it was quite worthwhile.

Just for people's amusement, I rolled out of bed at about 7:00 AM, CST, sat
down at the computer and started working.  Upgrading my home box fully to
Edubuntu Lucid ( As opposed to running Lucid in a VBox under Karmic), after
that was done (fresh install, BTW), the bugfixing began in earnest.

I rolled into bed at about Midnight.

> Besides the changes above and other changes, we dropped tracking
> Screem since we don't include it anymore and no one particularly cares
> for it, which dropped the bug count by 30. We also stopped tracking
> Kino (-25) which is has been replaced in Edubuntu by Pitivi (+30),
> which leaves the total bug count at 207.

There's a lot of LTSP bugs which aren't really LTSP bugs per-se, but bugs that
crop up with other products in LTSP environments.  Video driver bugs and
PulseAudio bugs are two examples.  If your video card doesn't work correctly
with LTSP, that's an XOrg bug, but of course, it gets filed by people under
LTSP since they're trying to use the box as a thin client.  This is natural,
but artificially inflates LTSP's bug count somewhat.

> This was a small bug day, but worth while and I believe we should do
> it more often and bigger and better every time.

I think they're useful.  I was quite discouraged at the last one I held, where
I announced it on the lists, blogged about it, etc, and got no responses at
all, and no-one showed up in #edubuntu other than "the usual suspects".  Quite
took the wind out of my sails, I must say.

This one we actually got a few replies on the mailing list, and most of those
bugs that got requested to fix got fixed, as well as some others.  A much
better result, and great to see.

I'd like to re-iterate (as I'm sure everyone's sick to death of hearing me say
it) that *THIS SOFTWARE IS YOUR SOFTWARE*, this is a community driven project,
and if people want it to be successful, they need to get involved in meaningful
ways.  Fix and/or triage bugs, write documentation, etc.

In short, Edubuntu is what we work to make it be.


Scott L. Balneaves | Always do right.  This will gratify some people
Systems Department | and astonish the rest.
Legal Aid Manitoba |     -- Mark Twain

More information about the edubuntu-devel mailing list