We need more bitesize bugs
steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Tue May 31 22:18:49 UTC 2011
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/
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