The New York City / Bay Area 2012 Ports and Docs Bugfest

Saturday July 28 , 2012 and on efnet on #nycbug

Background

We're hoping to focus on three areas:

Locations

Hardware

Plan of action

We'll convene on the IRC channel starting Saturday July 28th and start to look through PRs, review docs and examples and create a list of work for the day. A good starting place would be freebsd-bugs@ or any known issues you may be aware of that do not yet have a pr.

Volunteers

For those helping out who are not committers, the best plan is to pick an area that you are familiar with and find a pr and work on testing and validating it . If you've tested it and are confident that the patch is correct, submit a followup to the PR saying so, and if possible (and concise enough) submit an example of behavior before and after. Then, drop a message into the IRC channel. Hopefully a committer will pick the PR up, verify that it looks sensible and commit it. If not, the PR can be added to the PRs recommended for committer evaluation by the bugbusting team by anyone with freefall access so that it doesn't get lost.

MarkLinimon has put a huge amount of work into the BugBusting and BugBusting/Resources wiki pages, and the pages linked from them. There is now a large quantity of information available for bugbusters on the BugBusting/Resources page for anyone interested in helping out.

Committers

As mentioned above, non-committers will be both announcing PRs that are believed to be ready to commit in the IRC channel, but also these PRs will be added to the list of recommended PRs. The source of this file is ~linimon/public_html/recommended.prs, which is world-writable, and closed PRs will automatically be removed from the generated HTML.

For those with freefall access, a list of unallocated PRs containing patches can be generated with:

Similarly, to list (e.g.) non-ports PRs, use:

It would be good if any commits originating from this bugathon made mention of the fact in the commit message - this helps to get word out that it is occuring, and also shows people how effective bugathons can be.

Bugathons/2012July (last edited 2012-07-24 18:18:07 by JoshPaetzel)