It's the HUG DAY!

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 10 21:45:53 BST 2006


Hello Ubuntu Lovers!

If you ever found something is missing in your life, it might be just a
Hug Day. The nice feeling to help out somewhere, get things sorted out,
make people happy, work with a nice bunch of people and maybe learn
something at the same time. Sounds ridiculuous? We don't think so. The
success of Ubuntu's BugSquad [1] is one indicator, the rising amount of
fixed and triaged bugs is another. Some of Ubuntu's teams even moved to
weekly bug targets [2] and do well. 

[1] http://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad
[2] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-desktop/2006-April/000606.html


This is the perfect time to get things sorted, the last bugs reported
upstream, annoyances fixed and make Dapper the super-stable Release we
wanted to have. As the BugSquad promised to do 'themed' Hug Days, this
time the Kernel Team gets our love and we help them to sort things out
[3]. [4] has some information we can ask for, we'll try to dig out
duplicates and make sure the Kernel Team is happy again. YOU can be the
next Kernel expert on your block!

[3] https://launchpad.net/people/kernel-bugs/+packagebugs
[4] http://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingKernelProblems

Kernel master Ben Collins and friends will entertain us and show us
where to get cracking. 


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.

[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
     http://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay


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 April 13th, 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 Thursday, April 13th 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 
     http://wiki.ubuntu.com/HelpingWithBugs

Have a nice day,
 Daniel (for the BugSquad)

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