Squashing, stamping, killing mode it was this weekend for the Ubuntu India team. Yes! We squashed Bugs. What fun it was! Unfortunately we don’t have much pictures to show. Bangalore and Chennai were at its very best. We stand #5 as of now in the Global Bug Jam event (though most parts of the world would have done with the Bug Jam as I am writing this blog). Check Daniel Holbach’s stats for a better picture. We tagged all our bug triages in these two days with “GBJ-Aug08-India”.
The major focus of the Ubuntu India team were on squashing ScienceÃ‚Â (Electronics, Science, Mathematics), Bluetooth, Pulse Audio and Alsa related issues. A few Compiz and localisation related issues were also triaged.
Some quick notes that I took so that next Bug Jam can be made more effective:
1. More “Marketing” needed. Didnt have the expected turn out. And most came back at the fag end saying they didn’t know about the event though the info was sent to the mailing lists, blogged on IRC channel topic. Is there something else that can be done to spread the news??
2. The Global Bug Jam preparatory sessions seemed to be useful. We must have more of those before any event.
3. Not many knew about reporting to 5-a-day. Hence quite a few bugs were triaged unnoticed. That should be taken care of well in advance.
4. One should try out the possibility of conducting such Bug Jams in Colleges and Universities during the technical events that happen in most of them. For. e.g during Symposiums, tech fests etc. This should enable use of free software as well put the students into contribution mode right away.
Most of the above notes were random thoughts that struck me during the triaging sessions and the breaks I had in between. If you have anything to suggest please feel free to comment here or may be write your own blog post and link it from the comments section
Have a great week ahead.