18 Jan 2006 leio   » (Journeyer)

Aight, so I announced the wxWidgets Bug Day just now. I hope it will be a success. The announcement follows:

Hello,

I'm glad to announce that during this weekend, the first wxWidgets Bug Day will be held.

A what? ========

Bug Day is an organized day for bug triage.

That is, we try to clean up the bug trackers:

* Close bugs that appear to have been fixed already; * Make sure bug reports have enough information, * try to provide more information if necessary; * Make sure bug reports have the appropriate settings, with regards to category, priority, status and more; * Perhaps even fix some easier ones on the way; * And so on...

The idea is to clean up the bug trackers, provide more information for the reports, and organize the tracker, so that the trackers can serve better for the developers.

As of this moment there are 945 open bug reports for wxWidgets. That has got to change.

When? ======

The first wxWidgets Bug Day will take place Saturday 21st January between 9:00AM EST (14:00 GMT) and 9:00PM EST (02:00 GMT), but also beyond that if there is interest.

You can find the start time in your timezone from here: http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=1&day=21&year=2006&hour=9&min=0&sec=0&p1=179

Where? =======

The wxWidgets Bug Day happens world-wide, but more usefully, it happens on irc.freenode.net in channel #wx-bugs

If you don't know what IRC is, just have a peek at, for example, http://irchelp.org/ or http://freenode.net/using_the_network.shtml

I will declare the bug hunting season open there!

We will be hunting them. We will torture them; we will get information about themselves out of them. We will sort out the bad from the worse. We will deal with longstanding convicts. We will sign their death sentences.

I, and other people who know the woods, will provide the guns. This means, we will help anyone to get on their way with the bug hunt. All it takes is the wish to help!

Take as many bullets with you as you can spare. That is, every little chunk of your time can help the effort.

If you have looked for a way to assist the wxWidgets development efforts, here is a chance! Your own little bug is still living? Join us!

If you have any questions before the weekend, feel free to ask on wx-users mailing list, in the appropriate wxForum thread, or ask me directly. You can also always pop in to the #wxwidgets IRC channel on the same IRC network.

Your bugmaster for the weekend, Mart Raudsepp, a member of the wxWidgets development team

Now where did those extra spaces before some lines come from, hrm.

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