ubuntu-us-nj 96 Bugs Left

David A. Harding dave at dtrt.org
Thu Dec 4 02:56:44 GMT 2008

Bugs done: 4
Bugs triaged: 1
Bugs left: 96
Bugs enclosed: 15 (5 new)
Days left: 28

### New Bugs!
#### Old Java Script Breaks ca-certifications
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ca-certificates/+bug/304995>
* Skills: package system understanding
* Requirements: Ubuntu 8.10
* Time estimate: 15 minutes to one hour
* Hints: A java script was installed in the ca-certification update
  directory, java was probably removed, but the script wasn't removed.
  Need to peg this bug to the right package and tell them to update
  their package removal scripts

#### Digikam Unable to Change Walpaper
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/digikam/+bug/304983>
* Skills: intermediate troubleshooting
* Requirements: Kubuntu 8.10
* Time estimate: 15 minutes to two hours
* Hints: sounds like a permissions error

#### Firefox Spewing CSS Errors on Livejournal
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.0/+bug/304974>
* Skills: internet research, CSS coding
* Requirements: Ubuntu 8.10, Firefox
* Time estimate: up to two hours
* Hints: See if the CSS is actually valid, see if Mozilla changed their
  CSS strictness level

#### Tilde Won't Start
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/304947>
* Skills: reading straces, general troubleshooting
* Requirements: none yet
* Time estimate: inestimatable
* Hints: I already asked the bug reporter to send in a strace; feel
  free to see if you can spot his or her problem

#### dpkg Files List Missing Final Newline
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-settings-daemon/+bug/304931>
* Skills: apt-get sourcing packages
* Requirements: Ubuntu 8.10 or manual package downloading experience
* Time estimate: five to 15 minutes
* Hints: figure out if this is a problem with his package cache or an
  actual package problem

### Sent Tuesday, 2 December 2008
#### Find OpenSSH Patch
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openssh/+bug/304623>
* Skills: basic to intermediate code reading
* Requirements: internet research
* Time estimate: less than an hour
* Hints: Find the patch that fixed this bug on Red Hat, put that info in
  the Ubuntu bug report

#### The Epic Battle: Compiz Versus Mothra, I Mean Tooltips
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/304604>
* Skills: basic trouble shooting, some knowledge of X
* Requirements: none
* Time estimate: 15 minutes
* Hints: convince this guy this isn't a bug. I already asked the first
  question; feel free to take over.

#### The Key is the Key
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evolution/+bug/304539>
* Skills: GPG, logic
* Requirements: none
* Time estimate: a few minutes
* Hints: I think he just needs to import his public key into both

#### A Mail Client Starts Whenever I Plug In My Laptop Power Cord
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/304554>
* Skills: GNOME, basic troubleshooting
* Requirements: A Laptop, Ubuntu 8.10
* Time estimate: 15 minutes to two hours
* Hints: This one sounds like a fun bug!

### Sent Monday, 1 December 2008
#### Thunderbird Removing Emails from GMail
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mozilla-thunderbird/+bug/304213>
* Skills: basic trobleshooting
* Requirements: a spare GMail account, Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
* Time estimate: 10 minutes to two hours
* Hints: I bet this is a misconfiguration, not a bug.

### KDE Password Change Dialog Prints Error When No Error Exists
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdebase-workspace/+bug/304241>
* Skills: basic troubleshooting, basic source code understanding
* Requirements: Kubuntu Something
* Time estimate: 15 minutes to one hour
* Hints: KDE is probably calling chfn wrong after it calls passwd right

### Update ALSA Device Map
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/304206>
* Skills: internet research, minor code editing
* Requirements: basic writing skills
* Time estimate: 15 to 45 minutes
* Hints: Use Google to find the device-to-label map for his hardware and
  provide the correct descriptions to the package maintainer

#### Rhythmbox Not Playing A Podcast
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rhythmbox/+bug/303817>
* Skills: basic troubleshooting
* Requirements: Ubuntu Hardy Heron
* Time estimate: five to 15 minutes to reproduce
* Hints: See if you can reproduce this bug with a default configuration

### Sent Sunday, 31 Novemeber 2008
#### gedit Uses EMACS-style Search Key Combo
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gedit/+bug/303710>
* Skills: internet searching, documenation reading, basic troubleshooting
* Requirements: Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
* Time estimate: five to 45 minutes
* Hints: C-s initiates a search in EMACS; there's a chance the user
  activated a emacs-compatability mode in gedit without realizing that
  it would change the save key combo

#### Rhythmbox Should Never Open in Full-screen Mode
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rhythmbox/+bug/303719>
* Skills: internet research, bug report writing
* Requirements: Ubuntu Intrepid Ibix
* Time estimate: up to two hours
* Hints: Submit a wishlist bug in Rhythmbox's upstream bug tracker
  requesting that rhytmbox never open in full-screen (F11) mode.
  (Check for an existing bug first.) Cross-link with this bug report,
  add a copy of your email to this bug report, and update this
  report's status.

#### Fix CUPS Upgrade Script
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/+bug/303730>
* Skills: debian/ directory hacking, installing and removing packages manually, diffing
* Requirements: Ubuntu Intrepid Ibix, access to Ubuntu Hardy Heron repositories
* Time estimate: 15 minutes to 90 minutes, or one to five hours
* Hints: An easy problem for anyone with experience hacking the debian
  build files or a great problem to learn about those files.  Go back
  and forth between the two versions until you know exactly what's
  broken, fix it, and submit a patch.

#### Icon Needed for Log Out Icon
* <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-applets/+bug/303618>
* Skills: graphics design, internet research
* Requirements: ?
* Time estimate: five minutes to however long it takes to make nice icons
* Hints: Find an icon if it already exists, otherwise check for a GNOME
  icon policy guide and make an icon.  Remember to note that you're
  licensing your icon under the standard GNOME licenses.

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