In a try to revive the Gentoo Bugday I wrote this article in order to give some guide lines and encourage both users and developers to join. I think it would be great to get this event back and collaborate. Of course everyone can open/close bugs silently but this type of event is a good way to close bugs, attract new developers/users and improve community relations. There is no need to be a Gentoo expert. So I will give you some information about the event.
Bugday is a monthly online event that takes place every first Saturday of every month in #gentoo-bugs in the Freenode network. Its goal is to have users and developers collaborate to close/open bugs, update current packages and improve documentation.
Gentoo Bugday take place in our official IRC channel #gentoo-bugs @ Freenode. You can talk about almost everything. Your ebuilds, version bumps, bugs that you will choose to fix, etc.. This is a 24h event, so don’t worry about the timezone difference.
- A Gentoo installation (real hardware) or in a Virtual Machine.
- IRC Client to join #gentoo-bugs , #gentoo-dev-help (ebuild help) and #gentoo-wiki (wiki help)
- Bugzilla account.
- Positive energy / Will to help.
- (bonus): Coffee
- Improve quality of Bugzilla
- Improve Wiki’s documentation.
- Improve community relations.
- Attract new developers and users.
- Promote Gentoo.
- Fix bugs (users/developers)
- Triage incoming bugs (users/developers) (Good to start!)
- Version bumps (users/developers) ( Good to start!)
- Improve wiki’s articles(users/developers) (Good to start!)
- Add new wiki’s articles(users/developers)
- Close old fixed bugs (developers-only)
TIP: You should DOUBLE/TRIPLE check everything before submit a new bug/patch/ebuild.
TIP2: Please avoid 0day bump requests.
And do not forget every day is a bugday!!
Organize your schedule and join us every first Saturday of every month @ #gentoo-bugs.
Consider starting from today reading the following docs in order to help you.