EPEL Bug Day
The Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) product currently has over 140 bugs open. We need your help to reduce that number. Obviously maintainers can fix bugs, but many need triaging, more information or exact steps to reproduce. Please see URL: EPEL Bugs
When: July 11, 2009 00:00 UTC - 23:59 UTC.
What: A day for Fedora and EPEL contributors to reduce the bug count in EPEL releases.
Who: Everyone is welcome to participate. The timing spans 24 hours, so everybody can be available.
Where: Primary activity will take place on bugzilla and in IRC channel #epel on freenode.
Goal: Squash (close) as many bugs as possible with proper solutions.
EPEL bug day is fast approaching and we are looking for your help. This is a chance to get involved with EPEL and help make the overall product a little better.
Goal: Reduce or update bugs from EPEL.
Strategy: The vast majority of EPEL bugs have been classified loosely into three categories.
- ActualBug -- A real bug, often times with upstream software issues, or
perhaps packaging dependencies. To triage, see if you can reproduce, ask for more input, and in general see what can be done to fix it.
- PackageBranch -- This is a request to get something into EPEL that currently
isn't there. To triage, see if the package has been branched in CVS. Perhaps the maintainer simply hasn't built it yet. Or, if it requires dependencies, contact the maintainer for those dependencies, open another bug, and create the proper relationship between them.
- UpdatePackage -- Requests to update packages can be difficult in EPEL, but
each should be evaluated. Ask for reasons why the update is required (security is an extremely valid reason). Sometimes the old version is no longer maintained upstream, etc. Keep in mind that updates that cause breakage should at least be mentioned on the epel-announce mailing list.
- If you triage a bug, please mark 'triaged' in the Whiteboard field.
Feel free to take a bug and help out. It's a 24 hour event, and we have about 135 bugs. If we can get 6 bugs an hour triage and updated, that would be all of them.
Event coordination and collaboration will occur in #epel on irc.freenode.net. (Also you don't have to wait until July 11 to start)
Current Bug List