Announcing the Next Ubuntu Hug Day! - Thursday 03 December 2009

David Planella david.planella at
Tue Dec 1 20:54:05 GMT 2009

Hi all,

Following a proposal from some days ago, I'm pleased to anounce the
confirmation that the next Hug Day will be on translations, this
Thursday the 3rd of December.

A Hug Day is a special day where the Ubuntu Community comes together
with a shared goal of triaging a specific package or set of packages.
Working together allows us to share knowledge and give some much needed
assistance to the Ubuntu Developers.

How can you participate?

      * Simply join the #ubuntu-bugs IRC channel on Freenode on Thursday
        the 3rd of December and the folks there will help you get
      * Check out the page for organizing the Hug Day:
      * You can also get more information on

How can you help with translations bugs?

You don't have to wait for a Hug Day to help with Ubuntu Translations
bugs, you can contribute any day!

Here are a couple of things you can help with:

      * Triaging the existing bugs at
      * Subscribing to Ubuntu Translations bugmail:

You can also see the original Hug Day announcement here [1] (with CC on
this list as well).

We'll see you there!



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De: David Planella <david.planella-GeWIH/nMZzLQT0dZR
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Per a: Ubuntu Bugsquad
<ubuntu-bugsquad-nLRlyDuq1AZFpShjVBNYrg at>
Assumpte: Re: Proposed HugDay target: language packs
Data: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 13:50:17 +0100
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Am Samstag, den 21.11.2009, 11:34 +0100 schrieb Sense Hofstede:
> Hello,
> I would like to propose to held a BugDay for language packs.
> Localisation is an important part of Ubuntu and many users wouldn't
> even be able to use it without the translations. Therefore it is
> important that the language packages and the translations are in good
> shape.
> Holding a BugDay about language packs would be a good way to do this.
> Since there are usually not that many bugs reported against the
> language packs, it makes sense to have one BugDay for all.
> I've added the idea to the proposed planning on
> (which probably needs to
> be updated, Nautilus' BugDay has already passed).
> Regards,
> -- 
> Sense Hofstede
> /ˈsen.sɜː ˈhɒf.steɪdɜː/

Hi Sense,

I cannot agree more on this. The translations team already started
running a "Kubuntu Translations Day" last cycle, which was essentially a
hug day targeted to Kubuntu translations. However, it might make sense
to make it more general and make translations a more or less regular
target for Hug Days.

Regarding the proposal on language packs, just a couple of notes:

      * Ubuntu Translations project. We generally do not (or encourage
        to) report bugs on language packs, unless a bug affects a
        particular one of them. We report all translations-related bugs
        against the ubuntu-translations project in Launchpad, which
        would be a better target for the Hug Day:

      * Reporting translation bugs. Some time ago, a member of the
        translation team added general instructions on how to report
        translation bugs to the ReportingBugs page at
        20translation%20bugs. This has worked well so far in terms of
        filed reports, but I'd like to ask the bugsquad whether you
        think that is appropriate and to review the text we used, since
        that page is very visible to users.

      * Date. You were proposing the 26th Nov (in two days time), but
        since it has been a very hectic period coming from UDS, I'd
        rather propose it for the Thursday of the coming week (3rd Dec),
        so that there is time for the announcement as well - I could
        imagine that some translators would be interested in
        participating. I went ahead and changed the proposed date - let
        me know what you think.

That's all, I'll be looking forward to your comments and thanks for your
interest on translations!


David Planella
Ubuntu Translations Coordinator

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