bugday gentoo

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.

About:

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.

Location:

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.

Requirements:

  1. A Gentoo installation (real hardware) or in a Virtual Machine.
  2. IRC Client to join #gentoo-bugs , #gentoo-dev-help (ebuild help) and #gentoo-wiki (wiki help)
  3. Bugzilla account.
  4. Positive energy / Will to help.
  5. (bonus): Coffee ;)

Goals:

  1. Improve quality of Bugzilla
  2. Improve Wiki’s documentation.
  3. Improve community relations.
  4. Attract new developers and users.
  5. Promote Gentoo.

Tasks:

  1. Fix bugs (users/developers)
  2. Triage incoming bugs (users/developers) (Good to start!)
  3. Version bumps (users/developers) ( Good to start!)
  4. Improve wiki’s articles(users/developers) (Good to start!)
  5. Add new wiki’s articles(users/developers)
  6. Close old fixed bugs (developers-only)

A good way to start is to take a look at the ‘maintainer-needed‘ list . In addtion try picking up a bug from maintainer-wanted alias  at Bugzilla.

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.

Useful Docs:

  1. Gentoo Bugday
  2. Get Involved in Gentoo Linux
  3. How to contribute to Gentoo
  4. Gentoo Dev Manual
  5. Contributing Ebuilds
  6. Gentoo Bug Reporting Guide
  7. Beautiful bug reports
  8. Gentoo’s Bugzilla User’s Guide
  9. How to get meaningful backtraces in Gentoo
  10. The Basics of Autotools
  • Ryan Hill

    Yay!

  • http://tomkap.gr/ tomkap

    Kewl stuff. :D