Doing better than barely keeping up with bug reports - Bug Day this Monday (July 20)
scott at open-vote.org
Fri Jul 17 05:42:53 CDT 2009
Over the past few months, users have added an average of between 12 and
14 bugs every day.
Since June 1st:
- 412 total bugs filed
- 87 bugs resolved invalid
- 227 bugs resolved fixed
- 133 bugs confirmed but not resolved (status new)
- 292 bugs created but unconfirmed
Doing some subtraction that means we have 292 new untriaged bugs, but we
triaged or fixed (412-292-87-227-133) = 327 old bugs.
So, we're swimming above water, which is good. But at this rate it'll
be years before we triage every bug. So, let's do something :)
Bug Jam this Monday!
One idea that has been tried in the past is to hold regular bug days.
We've had a lot of success with them in Ubuntu as a way of organizing
non developer volunteers, especially when we focus the event on a
particular package. Today's bug day, for instance, tackled over a 100
Synaptic bugs: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay/20090716
I'd like to attempt this in Wine. We tried it once in the past, but no
one's organizing it now. Even if it's just me and 2 people testing a
handful of bugs in our favorite apps, it'll still sink a good number of
bugs and help drain the swamp.
I'm picking Monday for bug day for a few reasons - it's both after a new
release and after the weekend, so users will have already had time to
play their games and see if they're still affected. If there's any sort
of success, hopefully this will become a regular event.
So, if you're into bug triage, please come and join me in #winehackers
this Monday. The purpose of triaging bugs is to ultimately get them
fixed, so if you're a developer and would rather work on patches then by
all means do that instead.
I've created a wiki page for the event here: http://wiki.winehq.org/BugDay
When we're done I'll poke bugzilla for some stats and we can see how
much of a success the event was.
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