Suzana, muelli, jjardon, hggdh, mruiz


New project: BugsquadGoals

Small and easy tasks for newbies: see the bottom of Bugsquad/BugDays


Generally a good thing to help newbies finding their way to the magics of Triaging. The problem with newbies closing bugs is, though, that they might upset someone by, e.g. closing bugs too early or fiddling around with metadata. Thus we should supervise a newbie for as long as it's needed ;-) But there's a problem: How does one get the changes someone else made to a bug?



hggdh to investigate on how to follow someone properly

DONE (Bug 597962)

jjardon to create new page for BugsquadGoals

DONE: Bugsquad/BugsquadGoals

jjardon to add new BugsquadGoal: setting bugs to NEW where a developer has acted (and accepted the bug) but the bug is still UNCONFIRMED

DONE bug 597965

Report conclusions here: [[Bugsquad/DirectiveDiscussion]]



Although the intention of the TriageGuide and DirectiveDiscussion were different, the content basically is the same and the quality is better on the TriageGuide. Thus mark the DirectiveDiscussion Page as deprecated in favour of the TriageGuide



jjardon to mark DirectiveDiscussion as deprecated and link to TriageGuide

DONE bug 597966

Future of Bugsquad/BugDays



We want bugdays ;-) To have enough time for external parties like the ArtTeam, we plan to have a Bugday in two months. We would like everybody to file ideas at

We found that the following tasks have to be done:

  • Find good goals for a bugday. Useful, simple, measurable and attractive. Maybe "look at bugs from product xxxx" or "with keyword foo"
  • Have a banner to be placed at the top of bugzilla. This is not a must but would be nice to show both the appreciation for the new people, and as a call for help. Involves asking ArtTeam and bugzilla-admins.

  • Have an image or a logo which can be posted around.
  • Produce Screencasts on how to triage a bug.
  • If there is a measurable goal, an IRC bot might be nice, ala "Heya folks, we got 60% already! Keep on going and we're done with this by 17:42"
  • Warn developers that there might be more bugmail than usual
  • get as many bug triagers together as possible
  • Send mail to gnome-love and blog about it
  • Post at (are there other platforms?)



mruiz to ask ArtTeam for a logo for blogs and a bugzilla banner. A template to flexibly fill in date/time.

TODO 597971

Susana to create a bugday planning page and ask people to add their ideas.


Muelli to ask gnome-infrastructure whether it's possible to have a banner on top of bugzilla on bugday linking to the bugday page

DONE 597972

Next Meeting

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Bugsquad/Meetings/20091009 (last edited 2010-01-10 01:32:34 by JavierJardon)