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wxWidgets Bug Day - this weekend!

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:09 pm
by leio
Hello,

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


A what?
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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?
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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/fixed ... c=0&p1=179


Where?
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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

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:57 am
by Jorg
Hi,

I could not find your blog entry on my site as draft, so I decided that every user is allowed direct posting. I will simply have to check my main page once in a while to see if there are no people abusing this ..

I wrote a small article with an excerpt of your post. I think it should be easy now in the future to write entries.

ps. Why didn't you ask Julian to put it on their main site as announcement? Not many developers read the wx-users and wxForum on a regular base ..

- Jorgen

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:17 pm
by leio
Jorg wrote:I wrote a small article with an excerpt of your post. I think it should be easy now in the future to write entries.
Thanks!
Jorg wrote:ps. Why didn't you ask Julian to put it on their main site as announcement? Not many developers read the wx-users and wxForum on a regular base ..
wx-dev got a copy of it too, and there was a longer discussion about it before, but I think you mean application developers. I'll ask Julian to put it on the website too. Good point.

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:24 pm
by ABX
leio wrote:I think you mean application developers
FYI: I just forwarded the message to newsservers of openwatcom and digitalmars. HTH,

ABX

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:39 pm
by leio
Could you perhaps also ask Julian to put it up on the website?
I'm temporarily helping out another department at work, and don't have convenient e-mail access right now (VNC client that seems to have been already installed here kind of... lags way too much, and no thunderbird).

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:02 pm
by ABX
leio wrote:Could you perhaps also ask Julian to put it up on the website?
Done. I really wish good to this event.

ABX