First, the announcements..
Hug for a Bug!
This Wednesday, March 7th in all timezones (and really every wednesday and every day! :D), is a Ubuntu Hug Day!
This is a very special Bug Day: on Hug Day, when someone closes a bug, then someone else should hug him/her. Why? This is a very special way for us to tell everyone that we love contributions! And triaging bugs is a really big contribution.
The sheer number of bugs may seem a little overwhelming at first, but if we get people working on triaging, we CAN get all the bugs organized and fixed. It’s only impossible if we leave the small group of developers to do all the work, most of which involves no development. Every bug triaged is a step toward a quality stable release. Everybody can help — all you need is to be an enthusiastic user of Kubuntu.
We have about a month and a half until Feisty is released, so it’s prime time for fixing bugs.
Get on #ubuntu-bugs on freenode on IRC, and get to the Kubuntu bugs!
Kubuntu Desktop Bugs Week!!!
In addition, we are having a week of triaging focusing on Kubuntu Desktop applications, inspired by a similar effort by the Ubuntu Desktop Team. Every day the week of Monday March 12 through Friday March 16 we will pick a major application in the Kubuntu Desktop and triage (and maybe fix!) as many of its bugs as we can. This is a chance to polish up the Feisty Destkop. With enough people helping, we can get all the bugs in major desktop components sorted out and fixed. More information, the announcement, and a tentative schedule are here.
There is lots of information on how to triage there too, so please read that page and help out!
And the post..
I spent a good part of my February break triaging bugs. I got through quite a few kdebase bugs. However, we need more manpower to get all the bugs sorted out. Also, this semester is very busy for me and after break (which was 2 weeks ago) I really don’t have time to work on Kubuntu. So, I’m trying to help organize the bug day and bug week events to recruit more people to do the work. Even if I don’t have much time to triage myself, if a few more people join in, we’ll get much more done. It would be really great to make this a major organized effort to polish Feisty. It would be even better if people kept at it to improve Kubuntu in the future.