[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Bug squashing days
klussier at masslnc.org
Wed Aug 6 12:05:09 EDT 2014
I'm sending out a last call to fill out the Doodle poll for Bug
Squashing Day at http://doodle.com/2dx9h3cccwbp84v4. I plan to close the
poll at the end of the day tomorrow. As of now, it looks like Monday,
August 25 to Wednesday, August 27 are the best dates.
Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative
klussier at masslnc.org
On 8/1/2014 11:08 AM, Kathy Lussier wrote:
> Hi all,
> Unfortunately, it looks like I mistakenly added July dates to the poll
> instead of some of the August dates we were polling. I usually can
> edit a Doodle poll to fix these mistakes, but Doodle just isn't
> cooperating with me on this poll.
> Therefore, I had to create a new poll for bug squashing day. The poll
> is available at http://doodle.com/2dx9h3cccwbp84v4. Anyone who filled
> out the first poll will need to enter their dates again on the new poll.
> Kathy Lussier
> Project Coordinator
> Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative
> (508) 343-0128
> klussier at masslnc.org
> Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kmlussier
> On 7/29/2014 1:45 PM, Kathy Lussier wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Based on the discussion at yesterday's developers meeting, I'm
>> putting out a poll to find out when people would be available for the
>> Bug Squashing Day. To give us plenty of time to get ready, I'm
>> targeting the final two weeks of August, but I have excluded days
>> when we have previously-scheduled Evergreen meetings (EOB and web
>> team.) The poll is available at http://doodle.com/6ush6hyx9pa39pv3.
>> Once again, this day is not just for developers. We're looking at
>> setting up sandboxes to make it easier for people to make it easier
>> to test bug fixes. If you think you might be interested in testing
>> patches or in helping to confirm bugs, please take time to fill out
>> the Doodle poll.
>> Thanks all! I think it will be a great day and, hopefully, a
>> productive one as well!
>> Kathy Lussier
>> Project Coordinator
>> Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative
>> (508) 343-0128
>> klussier at masslnc.org
>> Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kmlussier
>> On 7/25/2014 7:27 PM, Kathy Lussier wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Last fall, I put out an e-mail message suggesting community bug
>>> squashing days- http://markmail.org/message/22six3nkgbhr3f3t. It
>>> received some support at the time, but I didn't do any
>>> follow-through to make it happen.
>>> Last week, I took some time to update a local spreadsheet I'm
>>> maintaining on Launchpad bugs that are important to libraries in the
>>> three MassLNC networks. I was pleased to remove some bugs that have
>>> since been fixed, but then I added a whole lot more. We started with
>>> about 50 bugs on the list, and the number is now at 83. These
>>> numbers reminded me of how it important it is that we try to
>>> allocate some time on a community level to fix bugs.
>>> I have a more formal proposal I would like to put forward and, if
>>> it's agreeable to others, I commit to doing my part to try to make
>>> these days happen.
>>> Proposal: Evergreen Bug Squashing Days
>>> Goal: The goal of bug squashing days is for contributors and
>>> volunteers to commit the entire day to the following activities:
>>> * Fixing bugs
>>> * Testing bugs that have pullrequests
>>> * General bug wrangling activities (confirming bugs, marking
>>> duplicates, etc.)
>>> * Pushing bug fixes into Evergreen (for core committers)
>>> I'm proposing that we try to schedule bug squashing days on a
>>> quarterly basis. I was thinking August/November/February/May would
>>> be a good schedule where the bug squashing days aren't running up
>>> against an Evergreen release.
>>> What is Needed:
>>> * Somebody to work on scheduling the day and set up a wiki page (I
>>> volunteer, but am happy to hand off the task or work with somebody
>>> else if needed.)
>>> * Volunteers willing to devote a day of their time to the above
>>> activities. These volunteers do not need to just be developers or
>>> sys admins. Anyone can confirm bugs, look for duplicates, or perhaps
>>> team up with a sys admin to test patches.
>>> The idea for these bug squashing days came from similar days
>>> organized by the Koha community.
>>> They do a couple of things that I would love to see for Evergreen
>>> bug squashing days.
>>> * The Koha community uses this great scoreboard on bug squashing
>>> days - http://scoreboard.koha-community.org/. The code for the
>>> scoreboard is available at
>>> https://gitorious.org/scoreboard/scoreboard. It would be great if we
>>> had a volunteer who was willing to create a similar scoreboard for
>>> Evergreen bug squashing days.
>>> * The Koha community also has Sandboxes available that makes it
>>> easier for librarians to test patches. It may be a little difficult
>>> to pull together something for Evergreen that's as automated as
>>> these Sandboxes, but I think it's worthwhile to set a goal to
>>> eventually have some Sandbox servers available to the Evergreen
>>> community where patches can be tested (not just on Bug Squashing days).
>>> I've also added this proposal to the agenda for Monday's developers
>>> meeting. If there is general support for this idea, then I'll put
>>> out a Doodle poll next week to see if we can schedule a day.
>>> Thanks all!
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