Eek, now that Harald (apachelogger) has ratted me out, I might as well blog about it.
So yeah, Harald basically resurrected the old kubuntu-team team that was replaced by the kubuntu-members team and re-purposed it as a bugmail funnel team, collecting bugmail from hopefully all Kubuntu-related packages. As Harald mentions I have had fun bug triaging lately, eheh. But as much fun as I am having, there still is plenty of fun to go around. Plenty of bugs to be triaged. Plenty of bugs that need to be forwarded on to KDE.
Bug triaging is a great way to help Kubuntu and the Linux software stack in general, even if a silly Suse head thinks that only patches to a limited, low-level portion of the software stack count. 😛 Most people won’t see the differences to much of the low-level stuffs, but they will probably have a better chance noticing the fixes to the parts they interact with day-to-day. This is not saying that the contributions to X, the kernel, etc aren’t welcome. (We need more of that too imo) But saying that you’re not contributing to Linux if you’re not contributing to the kernel is nonsense.
Eek, now this has turned into a rant. Back on topic.
Anyway, I’ve had fun with bug triaging lately. Currently the mostly-triaged packages in Launchpad include:
We still need help keeping the above packages triaged, since bug reports never cease to be filed, but the following packages are more of a priority:
-kdebase-workspace (plasma and friends, kwin, plus some other stuffs)
-kdepim (lol HALP)
With kdepim we just have a lot of hard-to-test IMAP issues. Well, hard for people we don’t use IMAP.
Basically we need people to:
– Look at the existing reports and test for the bugs in KDE4. If they’re fixed in KDE4 close the bug saying that it seems to be fixed in KDE4, but if the user still has issues with KDE4 that they can reopen the bug.
– General triaging. Finding dupes, etc.
If you would like to help, jump on irc at #kubuntu-devel on irc.freenode.net and ping people. My nick in JontheEchidna and Harald’s is apachelogger. We’d love the help.