Global Bug Jam - Live! In Rochester New York
The NY State Ubuntu LoCo will be hosting a live and open to the public session of the Ubuntu Global Bug Jam. The Bug Jam involves Ubuntu users across the world working together to resolve bug reports. This process is known as Bug Triage.
Triaging Bugs Bug triage is an essential part of Ubuntu's development.
Triaging bugs consists of several things:
Responding to new bugs as they are filed.
- Ensuring that new bugs have all the necessary information.
- Assigning bugs to the proper package.
- Confirming bug reports by trying to reproduce them.
- Setting the priority of bugs reports.
- Searching for and marking duplicates in the bug tracking system.
- Sending bugs to their upstream authors, when applicable.
- Cross-referencing bugs from other distributions.
- Expiring old bugs.
However, you don't need to do all of those things to help! Recreating a bug and setting the status to Confirmed is enough.
Bug triage is an excellent way to start helping out. You get to learn a lot about Ubuntu, its available packages, its infrastructure, and you get a feel for the development pulse.
The Global Bug Jam will be running from February 20th through February 22nd. The live session in Rochester, NY will run 4pm to 9pm Saturday February 21st. The NY LoCo will be communicating live with other parts of NY State and the world that day.
Everyone is invited to contribute, watch, or ask questions about Ubuntu and Linux.
BARNES & NOBLE @ RIT Bookstore
100 Park Point Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
(at the corner of John Street and Jefferson Road in Henrietta)
date: February 21st, 2009
time: 4pm until 9pm
room: Upstairs group meeting room -- this room is a semi-private glass window room upstairs
amenities: free wireless, cafe (food is allowed in the meeting room), a very nice computer book section and IT text books