On getting started w/5-a-day

Chris Wilson afrowildo at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 12:48:49 UTC 2012

Another good way to get started is to get involved in the Hundred Papercuts
project <https://launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts>, since this deals with
small and trivial bugs found through the system. This way you will get
experience with the different packages shipped on Ubuntu as well as the
various upstream sources without getting in too far over your head with
complex technical issues.


On 19 June 2012 03:46, Matt Fischer <matthew.fischer at canonical.com> wrote:

>  On 06/18/2012 08:09 PM, John Kim wrote:
> Hello bug squad,
> I'm John, and I want to participate in Ubuntu development.  Reading
> through the wikia, I felt encouraged to try out on the 5-a-day program.
> I've read what 5-a-day was about very carefully, that newcomers should
> confirm new bugs or link them to bugs from upstream trackers if possible.
> Also, is it recommended for the prospective developer to get the latest
> release of the next version for finding bugs?  I'm thinking that the stable
> release isn't the best grounds for it.
> For instance, I stumbled on this low importance bug.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/882470
> It affects oneiric, and I don't know if it has been resolved yet. In
> precise, is it possible to replicate the bug?
> To confirm the bug, must I replicate it first and see if the description
> is suffice for replication?  And how can I know if there is a bug similar
> to this one, so that I may link it to the upstream?
> Thanks for the help.
> John
> Hi John,
> Thanks for volunteering to help out.  I think that doing 5-a-day is an
> excellent way to learn your way around Launchpad and Ubuntu in general.
> Confirming and linking bugs upstream is important.  You can also work on
> finding the right packages for bugs (
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage) or work with submitters to
> get more info on bugs where it is required.
> In the specific case you cited, if the bug really is in Unity, it's
> already filed "upstream" as Unity is an Ubuntu-specific project tracked in
> Launchpad.  (See how it's filed against Unity and Unity-Ubuntu)?  The
> comment in the bug is interesting, can you reproduce it with another
> application?  Does it still occur in Precise or Quantal?  I'd suggest you
> try those items and post your results as a comment, along with the versions
> of Unity you're trying.
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