The HUG DAY!

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at ubuntu.com
Tue May 9 11:15:33 BST 2006


Hello Ubuntu Lovers!

Three weeks left until release, and counting, Bug Hunting became our
favorite sport. 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 Dapper. 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


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. 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).

[3] http://tinyurl.com/rc4bs
[4] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingProgramCrash 


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 May Wednesday 10th, 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, May 10th. 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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