Paper cuts and the bug squad

Fabio Marconi marconifabio at
Tue Feb 12 16:15:28 UTC 2013

The real problem is that actually we don't have a manager for the hugday
and actually seems a sleeping project.
I can pick it up, but I need to be mentored by pedro_ or someone other,
what do you think ?

>> Hey there,
>> For those of you who don't know me, my name's Chris Wilson and I'm the
>> leader of the One Hundred Paper Cuts project. We're currently looking
>> for ways to breath new life into the project, and one of the ideas
>> we've had was to work with you, the Bug Squad.
>> The problem we face is that we need a steady supply of new bug
>> reports, approximately 50-100 per month, from which we identify the
>> genuine paper cuts and start working on them.
>> The way the Bug Squad can help us with this is through the 'Hug Days'.
>> In these events, you look through all the bugs for a particular
>> package and touch them in some way. What I was thinking was that you
>> could keep an eye out for candidate paper cuts and forward them to us.
>> Don't worry too much about whether or not it actually is one. We'll
>> handle that.
>> We're not asking you to help us in return for nothing though. The
>> paper cuts project can help the Bug Squad during the same events. One
>> of our goals is to provide an environment in which new Ubuntu
>> contributors can get experience with the different areas of Ubuntu
>> development that we touch, and one of them is bug triage.
>> During the Hug Days we would have the Bug Squad forwarding us
>> candidate paper cuts and the Paper Cut Ninjas triaging Ubuntu bugs, so
>> both teams are getting something out of this.
>> Due to the nature of our work, there's a limited number of packages
>> that we touch, so it wouldn't be every Hug Day. I was thinking one
>> such day in a month, or perhaps even a weekend-long sprint every two
>> or three month. The specifics are still up for discussion, but the
>> jist of it is I would like both our teams to collaborate on each
>> others goals given our work overlaps in many areas (we require the
>> ubuntu task to be triaged before the paper cut task can be triaged, etc).
>> What do you lot think about this?
>> Chris

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