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Full Article Attached Mozilla Bug Week

Monday October 22nd, 2001

Many of you are familiar with the Bug Day's that we started a few years ago. Well, with the number of people wanting to help out skyrocketing these last few months, gerv@mozilla.org and others have decided that a bug week was in order. They'll be running it from Saturday October 27th to Sunday November 4th, and they'll have plenty of smart people on hand to help folks learn the bug system, learn how to use the various other web tools, and of course, learn some tips on how to contribute code to the Mozilla effort. Click the Full Article link to get all the details.


#49 Nice quote from Bugzilla

by dipa

Thursday October 25th, 2001 7:03 AM

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Not off topic and very useful indeed. At least for for someone like me who's still trying to write useful Buzilla reports and comments (unsuccesfully, most times). My only objection is why voting is still active. What's its purpose if qa people and developers don't take it into account ? Quoted from brade, in a recent post:

What does not help get a bug fixed: * Making bugzilla comments which add no technical insight * Encouraging others to vote for the bug (esp. if the bug is very old) * Sending e-mail to the bug owner and demanding to know when it will be fixed * Sending e-mail to the bug owner and complaining about it being broken

How to help? * Look at the code; produce a patch * Look for duplicate bugs in bugzilla * Triage other bugs on the bug owner's plate (look for dupes, invalids, etc.) * Produce test cases for other higher priority bugs this bug owner has * Produce patches for other higher prioirity bugs this bug owner has * Privately ask the bug owner how to help him get to this bug - offer to review patches - offer to test patches - offer to do testing on recently fixed bugs (make sure they don't regress) * Find someone else who can fix this bug and have them submit a patch