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Old 06-25-2012, 06:00 AM
Philip Ashmore
 
Default Dublin, Ireland bug squashing party

Hi there.

It's come to my attention that bug squashing parties are _the_ way to
fix bugs.


Not to be seen as uncool, I'm proposing a bug squashing party somewhere
in Dublin, Ireland at a mutually agreed date and time.


I'm just canvassing for support right now, as I don't know the Debian
procedure for doing this - or even if there is one.


One of the topics/issues/bugs I hope to address is getting my open
source projects in SourceForge knocked into shape for acceptance into
Debian.


I don't know if that meets the criteria for "party" - maybe a shindig or
a hootenanny.


Regards,
Philip Ashmore


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Old 06-25-2012, 01:45 PM
Jonathan McCrohan
 
Default Dublin, Ireland bug squashing party

Hi Philip,

On 25 June 2012 07:00, Philip Ashmore <contact@philipashmore.com> wrote:
> Not to be seen as uncool, I'm proposing a bug squashing party somewhere in
> Dublin, Ireland at a mutually agreed date and time.

I'm based in Dublin, Ireland, as are a handful of DDs. I don't think
there has been an Irish BSP event before but there is always a first
time for everything. It might be an idea to set up a page on the wiki
[1] too when a date is decided.

Jon

[1] http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/


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Old 06-25-2012, 03:03 PM
Martín Ferrari
 
Default Dublin, Ireland bug squashing party

Hi Phillip,

On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 7:00 AM, Philip Ashmore
<contact@philipashmore.com> wrote:

> It's come to my attention that bug squashing parties are _the_ way to fix
> bugs.
>
> Not to be seen as uncool, I'm proposing a bug squashing party somewhere in
> Dublin, Ireland at a mutually agreed date and time.

That is a great idea! There does not seem to be much local Debian
activity, despite the number of DDs living here, and this is a good
way to help revert that, and help the release!

Have you thought of a place, or talked with anybody about that? I'm
thinking the TOG might be a good place.

> I'm just canvassing for support right now, as I don't know the Debian
> procedure for doing this - or even if there is one.

I'd participate and/or help organise.

> One of the topics/issues/bugs I hope to address is getting my open source
> projects in SourceForge knocked into shape for acceptance into Debian.

> I don't know if that meets the criteria for "party" - maybe a shindig or a
> hootenanny.

I think BSPs usually focus on fixing problems for packages already in
Debian, specially RC bugs. But nobody would discourage you from
working on your packages and getting help from other people doing so!

Tincho.


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Old 06-25-2012, 03:34 PM
Neil Williams
 
Default Dublin, Ireland bug squashing party

On Mon, 25 Jun 2012 07:00:56 +0100
Philip Ashmore <contact@philipashmore.com> wrote:

> It's come to my attention that bug squashing parties are _the_ way to
> fix bugs.
>
> Not to be seen as uncool, I'm proposing a bug squashing party somewhere
> in Dublin, Ireland at a mutually agreed date and time.

You could do an online poll to get an idea of dates, times are probably
best thought of as the whole day / weekend. (Weekends will allow people
to travel and are usually easier for locals too.) I've seen people using
Doodle polls for this kind of thing before, with reasonable success.
http://www.doodle.com/

Create a wiki page so that people can put their names down if they are
able to attend and others can offer crash space / accommodation. If the
date isn't arranged, link to the doodle poll but get the venue
organised early so that people know where they need to be.

Do you have a rough idea of when? Which month? (Note that a lot of
Debian people will be in Nicaragua in early July - you could organise
the BSP to be alongside DebConf, allowing for time zone differences, or
do it afterwards and some of the people who went to DebConf might be
able to attend the BSP too.)

> I'm just canvassing for support right now, as I don't know the Debian
> procedure for doing this - or even if there is one.

The wiki page has already been mentioned in this thread, there's a
HOWTO linked from that page.

There's usually very good support for BSP's - lots of people want to go
to a BSP, it's organising the venue that can be the harder part.

> One of the topics/issues/bugs I hope to address is getting my open
> source projects in SourceForge knocked into shape for acceptance into
> Debian.
>
> I don't know if that meets the criteria for "party" - maybe a shindig or
> a hootenanny.

If people get together and work on Debian and fix bugs, it's a BSP.

Have fun!

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Old 06-25-2012, 04:50 PM
Christian PERRIER
 
Default Dublin, Ireland bug squashing party

Quoting Martín Ferrari (martin.ferrari@gmail.com):

> Have you thought of a place, or talked with anybody about that? I'm
> thinking the TOG might be a good place.


Isn't there some random company over there that actually happens to
employ several DDs (and might be responsible for the sudden increase
in DD numbers in IE, over last years)....and that could generously
sponsor a Debian BSP? :-)
 
Old 06-25-2012, 10:09 PM
Philip Ashmore
 
Default Dublin, Ireland bug squashing party

On 25/06/12 16:03, Martín Ferrari wrote:

Hi Phillip,

On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 7:00 AM, Philip Ashmore
<contact@philipashmore.com> wrote:


It's come to my attention that bug squashing parties are _the_ way to fix
bugs.

Not to be seen as uncool, I'm proposing a bug squashing party somewhere in
Dublin, Ireland at a mutually agreed date and time.


That is a great idea! There does not seem to be much local Debian
activity, despite the number of DDs living here, and this is a good
way to help revert that, and help the release!

Have you thought of a place, or talked with anybody about that? I'm
thinking the TOG might be a good place.

How many people can it accommodate?
Are there fees?
Network/WiFi?
Food/drink?




I'm just canvassing for support right now, as I don't know the Debian
procedure for doing this - or even if there is one.


I'd participate and/or help organise.

Yes to both - it's my first BSP.




One of the topics/issues/bugs I hope to address is getting my open source
projects in SourceForge knocked into shape for acceptance into Debian.



I don't know if that meets the criteria for "party" - maybe a shindig or a
hootenanny.


I think BSPs usually focus on fixing problems for packages already in
Debian, specially RC bugs. But nobody would discourage you from
working on your packages and getting help from other people doing so!

Tincho.

Philip


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