GLEP:6
Title:Gentoo Linux monthly bug day
Version:0.1
Last-Modified:2003/07/02 17:33:02
Author:Brian Jackson <iggy at gentoo.org>,
Status:Draft
Type:Standards Track
Content-Type:text/x-rst
Created:02-Jul-2003
Post-History:02-Jul-2003

Contents

Credits

I stole this idea from liquidx who probably stole it from one of the many projects that do something similar.

Abstract

Gentoo Linux should have one day a month that is devoted to clearing out bugs, and accepting new ebuilds from bugzilla. This one day a month should not replace a developers normal bug tracking duties. This "bug day" should become something that involves the user community to make them feel closer to the developers.

Motivation

I believe this would help keep the number of bugs in bugzilla at a lower level. This would also be a good chance for some user submitted ebuilds to be commited that would normally go overlooked. I think this is a good idea. We could turn this into a big deal for the user community

Specification

This doesn't require any coding. It just requires one day each month that little other than bug closing will happen. I would like to see all developers participate, but I know it's unlikely that we could get everybody free on the same day.

Rationale

Gnome, KDE, and other open source projects do something similar with good success.