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#1 2005-02-23 05:57:42

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Bug Squashing Day

We (the Arch devs) have decided to try having a bug squashing day.

The idea is that everyone who is able, for a single day, will get together and try to close as many bugs as possible.

Our current plan is to have a bug squashing day the first sunday of every month.  We'll most likely have an irc channel dedicated to the task.  Anyone will be able to join and help out.  All you really need is an account on the bug tracker (assuming no one is around to just accept your fixes on the spot).


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#2 2005-02-23 06:10:21

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Re: Bug Squashing Day

Good idea.

I assume this should cover obsolete bugs as well (as in bugs which were not taken care of but got fixed from later upgrades). I have noticed in the past bug that have contiunued to be listed even though they were taken care of or were rendered obsolete.


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#3 2005-02-23 06:29:26

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Yeah, this would include detecting obsoleted/fixed-but-unmarked-as-fixed bugs.  Anything to clean up the bug tracker would be nice wink


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#4 2005-02-23 09:53:41

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Re: Bug Squashing Day

Depending on how organized it is, it may be good to tell an approximate time (UTC and/or GMT) when it will happen. The world isn't flat.

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#5 2005-02-23 12:58:33

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Re: Bug Squashing Day

i3839 wrote:

Depending on how organized it is, it may be good to tell an approximate time (UTC and/or GMT) when it will happen. The world isn't flat.

"If it's Sunday where you are, it's bug squashing day" (tm)
... I think this gives us a distinct advantage against the bugs  tongue

btw guys, I really like this idea, let's see how it works out.


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#6 2005-02-23 14:40:36

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Re: Bug Squashing Day

the enemy:

raps2.jpg
(Meligethes aeneus)


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#7 2005-02-23 18:46:56

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Re: Bug Squashing Day

We're gonna play this whole Sunday? :-)

http://www.tigertom.com/games/bugsquasher/

More seriously, great idea, imho. Let's squash 'em.

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#8 2005-02-23 18:47:00

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Re: Bug Squashing Day

dp wrote:

the enemy:

raps2.jpg
(Meligethes aeneus)

now how could that one be an enemy it as cute as a fluffy bunny.


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#9 2005-02-23 19:53:10

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Sarah, you haven't posted anything on topic all day. I know cause I keep replying to you.... :-D

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#10 2005-02-23 19:54:17

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Dusty wrote:

Sarah, you haven't posted anything on topic all day. I know cause I keep replying to you.... :-D

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#11 2005-02-23 20:02:43

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sarah31 wrote:
dp wrote:

the enemy:

raps2.jpg
(Meligethes aeneus)

now how could that one be an enemy it as cute as a fluffy bunny.

fluffy things are the most dangerous ones ;-)

... besides: you are particularly right - this beetle is only particularly harmfull - most plants can handle it

see e.g. here: http://www.regional.org.au/au/gcirc/3/243.htm

i only needed an image of a bug to illustrate the enemy for the BSD (bug squashing day)

:twisted:


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#12 2005-02-23 20:22:12

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and everyone needs to have some variation of a flyswatter avatar for just that day....

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#13 2005-02-24 09:20:28

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i'll be in as soon as i get back to civilisation and an internet connection!

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#14 2005-02-24 16:01:22

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Re: Bug Squashing Day

This is a week Sunday, or this coming Sunday?  February messes me up.
If most of the devs live in the Americas, it will be important for all the testers who live in the old world to post early, then the bug reports will all be ready and waiting when we silly Americans begin to stir in the early afternoon  wink  :glee:


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#15 2005-02-24 23:10:27

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First sunday of every month...


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#16 2005-02-25 04:38:05

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they just cancelled the first sunday of every month.


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#17 2005-02-25 06:09:00

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sarah31 wrote:

they just cancelled the first sunday of every month.

how do you cancel a sunday? how do you cancel a day? erase it from the agenda and hope the rest of the world does the same?


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#18 2005-02-25 15:17:12

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It was discover that Sunday was a particualrily unproductive day worldwide so they have invented first monday and second monday.


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#19 2005-02-25 16:08:03

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actually, Monday is pretty unproductive too and nobody wanted to cut into the weekend so now we have first through seventh Saturday.

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#20 2005-02-26 17:16:32

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removing days?

why not having a decimal week? 10 days? 4 days weekend - 6 days work

... or even a binary week? ;-)


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#21 2005-02-26 18:00:22

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dp wrote:

... or even a binary week? ;-)

Friday
Saturday
8)


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#22 2005-03-05 19:46:09

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Re: Bug Squashing Day

Geez, I leave this thread for a couple days and look what you guys do with it!

Just a reminder, it's bug squashing day tomorrow.


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#23 2005-03-06 01:15:54

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Only 200 bugs or so, and most outdated from what I saw of it, so should be gone tomorrow. :-)

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#24 2005-03-06 13:35:49

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The fastest wayto deal with all the bug is just erase them tongue


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#25 2005-03-06 15:04:17

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That's what I'm doing now, finding bugs that can be closed. ;-)

Though no idea what to do with my short list of outdated bugs, nothing seems to happen in #archlinux. Perhaps too early yet?

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