We need more bitesize bugs

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Tue May 31 22:18:49 UTC 2011

Hi Daniel,

On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 04:09:21PM +0200, Daniel Holbach wrote:
> if you come across bugs that are easy to solve or could where you could
> imagine helping somebody solve them, please tag them as 'bitesize'.

> A script that adds the tag, subscribes you and adds a comment to the bug
> report was just added to ubuntu-dev-tools (it's called "bitesize") and
> will hopefully soon end up in natty-backports too.

> We get more and more people who are excited about helping out, who read
> some documentation and are just blocked on finding a simple task they
> can get started with.

> Just to clarify:

>  - if it's a simple bug, but it's a blocker for you, just go and fix it
>    yourself - no need to wait for a willing contributor. :-)
>  - if the correct way to fix it, is to submit it upstream, then that's
>    what we should expect from the contributors and help them do it. It
>    does not necessarily need to result in an Ubuntu upload.

> I plan to refer new contributors to bitesize bugs more this cycle and
> it'd be great if we had a nice list of simple issues waiting for them.

One concern I have is that we not wind up with bugs open at release time
that we *would* have fixed if we had not set them aside as bitesized bugs.
Should we target these bugs to 11.10-beta, so that we make sure to round up
any that are still outstanding at that point?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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