It's the HUG DAY

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at
Tue May 16 12:16:26 UTC 2006

Hello Ubuntu Lovers!

Two weeks left until release, and counting. We're closing in on the most
bugs and the Ubuntu BugSquad [1] is doing an awesome job. Some of
Ubuntu's teams have set up weekly bug goals [2] and everybody is trying
to get as many bugs fixed as possible for Dapper. If you ever wanted to
get involved, this is the perfect time to get started. We're having a


If you decide to help out, you're part of making Dapper the super-stable
Release we all want to have. Our focus for this time's HUG DAY will be
to get all the Unconfirmed bugs [3] examined, forwarded upstream or
fixed by us. Apart from that, we'll look at crashers ([4] will be our
main tool to achieve this) and Kernel bugs.


Planning is one thing, but we'll surely stick to our concept of success:
the Hug Day. This is a very special Bug Day: on Hug Day, when someone
closes a bug, then someone else should hug him/her. Why? This is a very
special way for us to tell everyone that we love contributions! And
triaging bugs is a really big contribution.

In addition to that we added [5] - a page where you can list your most
annoying bugs. Fixing these bugs will give extra points and extra hugs
of course.


Who can join the Hug Day? Everyone. You don't need to be a developer.
You don't need to know to code. Everyone is welcome. If you don't know
how to help, then just come and we'll explain you everything.

In a Bug Day, you can 
 * work in a nice team,
 * make sure the bug reporters' concerns are heard,
 * gather all the information needed so developers can fix bugs,
 * close useless bugs,
 * find out where the bugs come from,

and eventually

 * work together with upstream to make changes happen,
 * get experience in hacking and fixing bugs.

We will try to triage as many bugs as possible, but specifically look
into the targets outlined at

Where to join the Hug Day? #ubuntu-bugs on freenode IRC. And you can go
there every other day too!

When to join the Hug Day? Next hug day is on May Wednesday 17th, 2006 In
all timezones. But again, you can go there every day and help with
triaging the bug tracking systems.

We can't stress it enough: everyone can help. So join us for the Hug

Make a difference: join the Bug Day on Wednesday, May 17th. We will be
in #ubuntu-bugs (Freenode) all day and night, and will be ready to
answer your questions about how to help.

If you're new to all this, head to

Have a nice day,
 Daniel (for the BugSquad)

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