Every wednesday should be a HUG DAY!

Jérémie Corbier jcorbier at ubuntu.com
Mon Jul 17 23:22:18 BST 2006

Hello Ubuntu Lovers!

Dapper is now released and everyone has done a great job. Lots of people
work within the Ubuntu BugSquad [1], 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 Edgy. If you ever wanted to get involved, this is the
perfect time to get started. We're having a HUG DAY!

[1] http://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/BugState

There is one Dapper task left before handling Edgy issues: our focus
this time's HUG DAY will be to go through the old bugs list and check
whether they are fixed in Dapper or not. A lot of Unconfirmed [3] or
Untriaged [4] bugs need love too. It is the perfect time to get things
sorted and prepare Edgy work.

[3] http://tinyurl.com/hdhaw
[4] http://tinyurl.com/nzlrx

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 [4] - a page where you can list your most
annoying bugs. Fixing these bugs will give extra points and extra hugs
of course.

[5] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay/BugsForExtraPoints

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 July Wednesday 19th, 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 Day!

Make a difference: join the Bug Day on Wednesday, July 19th. 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,
 Jérémie (for the BugSquad)

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