So openSUSE 10.3 Beta 1 has now been released and it's looking great. A long-discussed topic on the firstname.lastname@example.org was the suggestion of having a "Bug Slashing" day or weekend.
The aim of the weekend is to try to help developers and packagers by trying to clear up the Bugzilla, finding out which bugs need to be addressed, seeing if particular bugs can be reproduced and how, and where necessary seeing which open 10.2 bugs still apply to current Factory (10.3 Beta1). It's also the place to ask about a particular bug, or ask any other queries about whether you have found a bug. These days have run very successfully within other projects, so it's certainly time for us to give it a go too!
It should be good fun all day (though of course showing up for any amount of time is good) and it's a great way to contribute and get directly involved. Here are the details:
* Where: #opensuse-bugs on irc.freenode.net. For a general technical introduction to IRC (Internet Relay Chat) see http://www.irchelp.org/ * When: this weekend. 11-12, all day, all timezones.
http://opensuse.org/Bug_Slashing will have more up-to-date news and information on bugs to address, bug handling techniques etc. nearer to the time.
Hope to see you there and Have a Lot of fun!