Running a HugDay is a great way to get acquainted with the community and learn some new skills. It's all very informal so don't be shy. Smile :)

Identify a Target

Organizing a HugDay starts with choosing a list of bugs to hug. You can choose whatever packages matter most to you but check out UbuntuBugDay/Planning for previous and planned HugDay and add your ideas!

Initial E-mail

To make sure everyone is on the same track, and that there are no other plans for the week, send a simple e-mail to BugSquad after adding your idea to the UbuntuBugDay/Planning page. The cookie cutter e-mail is just an example, you should put your own twist in.

ubuntu-bugsquad at

HugDay Target

Hi, I am ... from ... I enjoy ... and ...

I would like to organize a HugDay for <package> on <date>. Are there any other plans for this day?

Your Name Here.

In accordance with

If you have a target in mind but not sure whether to add it to the Planning page just ask us at #ubuntu-bugs on FreeNode or contact PedroVillavicencio.

Wiki Planning

After identifying a target you need to add it to the Ideas section on the Planning page as described:

Wiki Stuff

After you're ready to run, add your HugDay to the wiki!

Date Changes

After choosing a date you need to change three pages, those are:

Please also ask on the #ubuntu-bugs channel for someone to update the topic to include the Bug Day page.

Hug day page creation

Note: Please only create the wiki page in the week you're having the bug day, since it might create problems with the hug-day tool.

  •<Your Date Here>?action=edit

    • The date should be a combination of <year><month><day> 20100318 = March 18, 2010

    • Select the UbuntuBugDay/TaskTemplate on the left side list when creating the new page.

    • <<<TARGET>>> should be replaced with your HugDay target

    • <<<DATE>>>> should be replaced with the date of the hug day for the 5-a-day statistics.

    • Save and keep reading on how to make the list of bugs semi-automatically
  • You could use editmoin with the template page like so:

    editmoin -t UbuntuBugDay/TaskTemplate<Your Date Here>

Generate the bug list

In attempt to make sure the most recent bugs also are hugged but all timezones are considered, I would generate the list of bugs two days ahead of the big day.

Ubuntu BugDay script

The Ubuntu Bug Day script from ubuntu-qa-tools will help create lists of bugs to target for the day. First grab the code with:

git clone lp:ubuntu-qa-tools

and for use it just pass the name of the target as:

cd ubuntu-qa-tools/launchpadlib-scripts
./ --package alacarte 

First you need to authorize the script and if you did it correctly, the script will create a target.txt (ie: alacarte.txt) file with all the bug lists that you can copy & paste into the bug day page.

If you discover any bugs about the tools please report them.

Open Office

Sometimes Bughelper cannot query what you want exactly, so to turn a search results from LaunchPad into the proper format for the wiki here you are.

Copy the table of bugs into Open Office, then delete all the columns except the # and Description.

Copy the following to cell A1:

||<rowstyle="background-color: ;"> [[ 

Make sure the ';' after background-color does not become a ','. If it does, change it back to ';'.

Now copy the list of bug numbers to column B and the list of descriptions to column C. Now fill column D with the following:

=CONCATENATE($A$1,B1,"|",B1,"]] || ",C1," ||   ||") 

Now you can copy and paste column D to the wiki.

Announcement E-mail

Since the bug day page is now ready, now we just need people to know where to show up!, The Announcements needs to be sent at least two days before the bug day. Change your name, the dates, the target, and add any other information that might help that to triage those bugs, please notice that if you're not subscribed to those lists you need to ping a moderator to allow the message to go trough, just ask on #ubuntu-bugs for someone to moderate that message.

ubuntu-bugsquad at, ubuntu-devel-announce at, ubuntu-bugcontrol at, brian at, bugsquad-mentorship-group-alpha at

Announcing the Next Ubuntu Bug Day! - <<<DATE>>>

Fellow Ubuntu Triagers!

This week's Bug Day target is *drum roll please* <<<TARGET>>>!
 * #<<<Number of New Bugs>>> New bugs need a hug
 * #<<<Number of Incomplete Bugs>>> Incomplete bugs need a status check
 * #<<<Number of Confirmed Bugs>>> Confirmed bugs need a review

<<<What is the package being triaged and how is it important>>>

Bookmark it, add it to your calendars, turn over those egg-timers!
 * <<<DATE>>>

Are you looking for a way to start giving some love back to your 
adorable Ubuntu Project?
Did you ever wonder what Triage is? Want to learn about that?
This is a perfect time!, Everybody can help in a Bug Day!
open your IRC Client and go to #ubuntu-bugs (FreeNode) 
the BugSquad will be happy to help you to start contributing!

We are always looking for new tasks or ideas for the Bug Days, if you have one
add it to the Planning page

If you're new to all this, head to

Have a nice day,
[From the BugSquad]

Inform the Ubuntu-News-Team about the next BugDay and its target until Saturday evening (The week before the BugDay) so they are able to add information about the BugDay to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. You will have to subscribe to the list before sending the mail.

ubuntu-news-team at

Announcing the Next Ubuntu Hug Day! - <<<DATE>>>

Hey folks,

Here are the information for the next BugDay:

Date:    <<<DATE>>>
Target:  <<<TARGET>>>
IRC:     #ubuntu-bugs

Have a nice day,
[From the BugSquad]

Fridge Calendar

After announce the event please add it to the Fridge Calendar, instructions on how to do it are available here

What Now?

Enjoy! and Thank you! That's a message from all the Ubuntu Bugsquad to you ;-).


UbuntuBugDay/Organizing (last edited 2017-10-10 05:01:07 by sbeattie)