> Per Jessen
<per(a)computer.org> 06/09/10 8:20 PM >>>
Dominique Leuenberger wrote:
There would be plenty of things you can do on Bugzilla, which would
not even require coding, or anything. Like: confirm bugs, look if you
have all the information in a bug to be able to reproduce it.
that's what I do for the stuff I report, and when I come across bugs I
also recognize. If I can reproduce, I always provide the info. Are
you also talking about others peoples bugs here?
Yes, put your feet one step higher. A lot of reporters are 'shoot and forget',
but yet after the release you read in blogs that even though it was
reported it did not get fixed. Sure, unfair, but reality.
Having YOUR help (addressing your directly, but everybody else in the community) in bug
screening, info providing, bug confirming, is a rather simple
start in getting involved (and no: we should not end up like any random launchpad entry
with 100+ "me too" statements... that's ridiculous)..
Especially if after a later release you see a bug disappeared: simply ask back: "I
tried it with newer version of package XY and can't reproduce this
error; can you confirm whether this is solved or still an issue?"
Even if the bug is not solved (for the reporter, and you could not reproduce due to
whatever difference) is actually not a problem: the reporter feels
that somebody cares for his report. Which is an important fact for reporters to see.
Other cases, it can be reproduced only with specific hardware (I for example, as a
community user, non-novell staff) maintain (almost fully in this
cycle) Compiz. A big bunch of the bugs is weird and the latest ones are just not seen on
my machine. Yet we could track it down to some issues in
So you see: there is more you can help in bugzilla than only looking at your bugs. For
example: sign up to opensuse-bugs@ and be ready to read a lot
of mails (kidding. don't read all of them). I for myself screen the NEW ones, either
for just 'solving' them if I can, marking them as DUP as I
remember having seen it somewhere or even just to know what 'issues' others are
seeing, in case I run into something similar.
In this sense: let's get it going (and this is only bugzilla: many other aspects are
certainly as 'simple' to get started and involved... it just
requires the motivation).
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