It's been a while since we've held Plasma bug days. They worked very well in the past so we're resurrecting them.
On Friday December 2 and Saturday December 3 in #plasma on irc.freenode.net from noon UTC until sometime in the evening (e.g. when the last of us pass out ;) we will be holding Plasma Bug Master Sessions From Outer Space And Beyond With Mustard Sauce .. ok, that's just a working title, admittedly, but here's what will be happening in #plasma on both days:
- Live, hands-on, interactive tutorials on effective bug triage with an empahsis on the sorts of reports Plasma gets
- Handing out bugs.kde.org account upgrades to people who don't have them but ought to
- Massive, parallel, coordinated bug squashing. People who want to try their hands at simple patches are encouraged to join us, but coding skills are not ultimately what we need: we need to comb through the bug database marking duplicates, verifying fixes and finding big issues that deserve more priority.
- Mustard sauce
We also have some targets. Over the last 3 days we've dropped the number of bug reports for Plasma by over 250 and are down by ~213 over the last week. Many were closed with patches, though many also were cleared out with simple bug triage. This is great progress but we have our eyes on the bug count table and, in particular, dropping from #2 to #3 in total bug count. That means another 170 reports to close. Come out and help us achieve that goal for an awesome 4.8!