Bug Slashing - Suse

This is a discussion on Bug Slashing - Suse ; From the mailinglist: So openSUSE 10.3 Beta 1 has now been released and it's looking great. A long-discussed topic on the opensuse-project@opensuse.org was the suggestion of having a "Bug Slashing" day or weekend. The aim of the weekend is to ...

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  1. Bug Slashing

    From the mailinglist:

    So openSUSE 10.3 Beta 1 has now been released and it's looking great. A
    long-discussed topic on the opensuse-project@opensuse.org was the
    suggestion of having a "Bug Slashing" day or weekend.

    The aim of the weekend is to try to help developers and packagers by
    trying to clear up the Bugzilla, finding out which bugs need to be
    addressed, seeing if particular bugs can be reproduced and how, and
    where necessary seeing which open 10.2 bugs still apply to current
    Factory (10.3 Beta1). It's also the place to ask about a particular bug,
    or ask any other queries about whether you have found a bug. These days
    have run very successfully within other projects, so it's certainly time
    for us to give it a go too!

    It should be good fun all day (though of course showing up for any
    amount of time is good) and it's a great way to contribute and get
    directly involved. Here are the details:

    * Where: #opensuse-bugs on irc.freenode.net. For a general technical
    introduction to IRC (Internet Relay Chat) see http://www.irchelp.org/
    * When: this weekend. 11-12, all day, all timezones.

    http://opensuse.org/Bug_Slashing will have more up-to-date news and
    information on bugs to address, bug handling techniques etc. nearer to
    the time.

    Hope to see you there and Have a Lot of fun!


    houghi
    --
    You can have my keyboard ...
    if you can pry it from my dead, cold, stiff fingers

  2. Re: Bug Slashing

    houghi wrote:


    > Hope to see you there and Have a Lot of fun!


    Hi houghi,

    I'm afraid I cannot help you for the bug squashing, due to lack of time. I
    am very busy in my (non-IT) job these days.
    Anyway I have a good internet connection, so I am seeding a torrent, so at
    least I help a little to spread the new version.

    Have a nice weekend!
    --
    Hendric Stattmann, Mödling, Austria. Registered Linux User #178879

  3. Re: Bug Slashing

    houghi wrote:

    > That brings me a bit to what support can be.
    > Then there are the seeders.


    Hmm, I guess I'm supporting then

    Most of the time I leave azureus uploading, but throttled to a fairly
    low upload rate so Comcast doesn't get upset (but every little helps,
    right?) and for the openSUSE-10.2-GM-DVD-x86_64-iso my share ratio is
    now up to 12.1:1 (or 45.4Gb uploaded!). That slow trickle eventually
    adds up!! If I could only find out how much Comcast will allow me to
    upload each day before sending me nasty e-mails or cutting me off, I
    could readjust my upload rate accordingly to 'help' a bit more

    When the final release of 10.3 is released in a few weeks time, I'll
    remove 10.2 from my upload queue and trickle 10.3 instead.


  4. [SOT] Re: Bug Slashing

    houghi wrote:


    > That brings me a bit to what support can be.


    Hi houghi,

    This reminds me a very funny thing that happened to me in a train travelling
    from Geneva to Lausanne in Switzerland, back in ~2002.
    Two businessmen were discussing about MS Windows vs. Linux; they were
    carrying laptops and one of them was already running SuSE 7.X, the other
    had Win2K. The Windows user was complaining like "I would like to install
    Linux on this PC, but unfortunately LiLo has a limit that prevents it from
    loading on disks with more than 1024 cylinders." I was sitting nearby and
    just joined the conversation saying that this bug was fixed now (I knew
    this from my own installation a few weeks before). The guy was laughing out
    and was very happy; he would install Linux ASAP. I just said: "You don't
    get that kind of support with Win2K, isn't it?"

    That's what support can be... :-)

    Hendric
    --
    Hendric Stattmann, Mödling, Austria. Registered Linux User #178879

  5. Re: [SOT] Re: Bug Slashing

    Hendric Stattmann wrote:

    > That's what support can be... :-)


    Well, this one story had a happu ending. A trip from hell was once
    described as sitting in a plane behind a Linux, a Microsof and a Mac
    fanatic. :-)

    Oddly enough before I started with Linux, I sometimes went drinking with
    some cow orkers and that was often then not the subject of the
    conversation. It is a reason I try not to talk conputers, unless the
    other person starts.

    houghi
    --
    You tried, and you failed, so the lesson is, never try. - Homer J. Simpson.

  6. Re: [SOT] Re: Bug Slashing

    houghi wrote:

    > It is a reason I try not to talk conputers, unless the
    > other person starts.


    But then, it is their fault, they asked for it ;-)

    --
    Regards,
    Rajko.

  7. Re: [SOT] Re: Bug Slashing

    Rajko M. wrote:
    > houghi wrote:
    >
    >> It is a reason I try not to talk conputers, unless the
    >> other person starts.

    >
    > But then, it is their fault, they asked for it ;-)
    >


    Perhaps I should stop asking 'How do you keep contact with your
    friends/enemies/family/relations/customers/...?', because I know the
    answer will be "Email". That means they started talking computers.

    First I start talking about how I get email and that people send it in
    HTML and toppost and how I hate that. Then after about 45 minutes, I
    explain what company started this topposting and HTML posting. Then I
    REALLY start up pushing Linux.

    Some people ask me to talk about something differently. I ask them what
    and they tell me the weather. I then ask them weather they are
    interested in running Linux or not and why.

    :-D

    On a real not, I once made a slightly funny comment about an ATM and how
    we should rob the thing (at gunpoint). A geek then started to explain
    how robbing an ATM would be unpossible, because of the security and the
    protocols used. Then he started talking about the fact that it ran on
    300 baud modems. From there I stopped listening, although he kept going,
    happily ignoring the fact that nobody at the table was actualy
    listening.

    The real scary part was that while he was the geek (with the taped
    glasses ad everything) he was also the only one with a girlfriend and
    not an ugly one either. AND she is heavily into Linux as well.

    Well, I hope for them they are still together, although I have no idea,
    as I lost contact to both several years ago. But it realy is one of my
    scary experiences with geeks in real life.

    houghi
    --
    > Beware of he who would deny you access to information, <
    > for in his heart he dreams himself your master. <
    > Commissioner Pravin Lal: "U.N. Declaration of Rights" <


  8. Re: [SOT] Re: Bug Slashing

    houghi wrote:

    > Rajko M. wrote:
    >> houghi wrote:
    >>
    >>> It is a reason I try not to talk conputers, unless the
    >>> other person starts.

    >>
    >> But then, it is their fault, they asked for it ;-)
    >>

    >
    > Perhaps I should stop asking 'How do you keep contact with your
    > friends/enemies/family/relations/customers/...?', because I know the
    > answer will be "Email". That means they started talking computers.


    :-D
    That's idea.

    > First I start talking about how I get email and that people send it in
    > HTML and toppost and how I hate that. Then after about 45 minutes, I
    > explain what company started this topposting and HTML posting. Then I
    > REALLY start up pushing Linux.


    Well, this is from pedagogy:
    45 minutes is limit how long pupil/student can keep focus on subject, so you
    should start with Linux earlier ;-)

    > Some people ask me to talk about something differently. I ask them what
    > and they tell me the weather. I then ask them weather they are
    > interested in running Linux or not and why.
    >
    > :-D


    Weather, whether, wether...
    Did I mentioned that weather is one of the words where spellcheck is
    useless. It will not warn you that "wether" is not "weather". The only red
    thing I noticed, after this slipped into a mail where it should not, was my
    face.

    > On a real not, I once made a slightly funny comment about an ATM and how
    > we should rob the thing (at gunpoint). A geek then started to explain
    > how robbing an ATM would be unpossible, because of the security and the
    > protocols used. Then he started talking about the fact that it ran on
    > 300 baud modems. From there I stopped listening, although he kept going,
    > happily ignoring the fact that nobody at the table was actualy
    > listening.
    >
    > The real scary part was that while he was the geek (with the taped
    > glasses ad everything) he was also the only one with a girlfriend and
    > not an ugly one either. AND she is heavily into Linux as well.
    >
    > Well, I hope for them they are still together, although I have no idea,
    > as I lost contact to both several years ago. But it realy is one of my
    > scary experiences with geeks in real life.


    Agree. It is scary to be on politely listening end.

    --
    Regards,
    Rajko.

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