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Bug Day 2 Special Requests

Posted by grundleborg on April 19, 2008

Don’t forget, bug day 2 is tomorrow – 20th April. Come and join the fun – yes that means YOU! By reading this blog, you almost certainly meet the one requirement to join the bug squad – you’re a KDE user. Read my earlier post to find out more.

We also have some bugs that require setups we don’t all have available to test. So, if you can meet any of the requirements below, please come to #kde-bugs on and shout out to us any day, any time. We’d love to have your help to assess just a few bugs.

  • Your computer is set to Japanese locale.
  • You know about or use right-to-left languages like, for example, Arabic.
  • You can read hindi (Devanagari script).
  • You have a slow computer (<1GHz) running KDE

If you fit any of the criteria listed above, please drop by on IRC and shout. We’d really appreciate your help to fix a few bugs.

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Announcing Konqueror Bug Day 2 – Sunday 20th April 2008

Posted by grundleborg on April 16, 2008

After the massive success of the first in this series of bug-days on 6th April, it’s time to have another. The mission for Sunday 20th April will be to complete the work we started on the first day.

The bug-day will run from 0:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC (that’s an 02:00 CEST or 16:00 Saturday PDT start), although if you can’t wait until then you are welcome to start early. We’ll coordinate via the channel #kde-bugs. For more information, the Techbase page for the bug day can be found here.

Bug triage is a great way to do your bit for the KDE community. You don’t need to be an expert, or even a programmer. All you need is a running KDE installation and a few spare minutes (just 5 minutes is enough to make a difference). Its a great way to make your first steps in getting involved with KDE.

For more information about what bug triage is, and what the bugsquad does, see the Techbase Bugsquad Guide. If you have any questions, the friendly Bugsquad crew are always available on IRC (#kde-bugs) or on the mailing list, where we will be pleased to help you out.

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Konqueror Bug Day 1: Results

Posted by grundleborg on April 7, 2008

The first bug day in a while is over, many thanks to everyone who helped out. It was great to see new people getting involved (as well as people who have been doing it many years more than me 🙂 ), and I hope everyone will be back for the next one. It won’t be next weekend (too many KDE developer events/meetings), but I’m sure it will be soon.

For those who like to measure things in numbers rather than feelings, here are some statistics. (no promises about the accuracy ;))

Products triaged: all khtml related components of Konqueror

Bugs triaged: 355.

Time period triaged: up to the end of 2004 + about half of 2005.

Bugs that could not be replicated (ie. probably fixed): 92.

New testcases written: 10’s of them, probably more than 30.

Enthusiastic new KDE contributors who are desparate for another bug-day: loads (I hope).

So, we’ve still got a fair few to go on these components, so another day is definitely in order. Its also time to work on the techbase pages, using the questions asked today as a guide to make them easier to understand. If you want to keep up with exactly what’s being planned, then you should join the bugsuad mailing list to keep up with the planning.

UPDATE: And of course, if you want to get involved in bug triaging yourself, drop by to #kde-bugs on where there are always plenty of friendly triagers to help you get started.

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Bug Triage Day – Halfway Update

Posted by grundleborg on April 6, 2008

So, we’ve been hard at work for just over 12 hours now, and the bug triage day is going great. Thanks to a team of triagers based mainly in America and Asia (and a few nocturnal Europeans), we’re down 172 bugs already. The IRC channel has 26 people in it right now, which is great considering it hasn’t got much past 5 for the last year. Its great that there are so many people joining in to take their first steps in KDE development.

So now, the remaining half of the bug day should be far more productive. The Europe-based triagers are far more numerous than their Asia and America based counterparts, and they have just started to come online in the last few hours, so I hope that by the end of the day we will have far exceeded double the current tally.

Most importantly, we’re only half way through, which means *you* can still join in! Come to #kde-bugs on and help keep KDE great.

I’ll be back with another update in about 12 hours when the day is complete. In the meantime, join the party! You’re missing out!

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Bugsquad Mailing List

Posted by grundleborg on April 4, 2008

Thanks to the wonderful KDE sysadmins, the bugsquad now has its very own, shiny new mailing list: bugsquad AT kde DOT org. So, if your interested in helping make KDE even better by triaging bugs, joining the mailing list is the place to start.

Since I’m writing about bugs, I can’t not remind people about the Konqueror triage day this Sunday (6th April) starting 0:00 UTC. Join the mailing list, come to our irc channel, #kde-bugs, and do your bit to help keep KDE the best free desktop environment. Anyone can do bug triage – all you need is the will to help.

More information on the triage day can be found in my previous blog entry.

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Bug Triage Day – Sunday April 6th 2008

Posted by grundleborg on April 2, 2008

On Sunday April 6th 2008, there will be a bug triage day starting at 0:00 UTC (thats 16:00 PST on Saturday or 02:00 CEST on Sunday) and running until 23:59 UTC. The focus of this day will be Konqueror bugs. The aim is to create test-cases or verify as many bugs as possible. This will help the Konqueror developers be able to fix more bugs more quickly.

All help will be hugely appreciated, and there are minimal requirements to take part. You don’t need to be a programmer to take part – this is a perfect opportunity for users wanting to support KDE to help out. You can stay for as long or as short a time as you like, and can join at any point during the 24 hour period.

All that you need to take part is a computer running KDE 4.0.x or SVN trunk. We will coordinate the day via irc on the channel #kde-bugs on Please be sure to join that channel if you want to join in.

For more information, please see the techbase page.

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