[Python-Dev] Python bug day?

Tim Peters tim.one at comcast.net
Tue Jun 1 11:55:08 EDT 2004

[A.M. Kuchling]
> For the impending 2.4alpha1 release, a coordinated effort to reduce the
> bug backlog would be good.  Several other projects (Zope, GNOME, Mozilla)
> have "bug days" in which people meet on IRC and go through the bug
> database, closing irrelevant or incorrect reports, writing small test
> cases for vague reports, etc.
> Holding a Python bug day seems worth a try.  I've written up a Wiki page,
> http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/moinmoin/PythonBugDay, to begin planning a
> bug day and to figure out what tools (if any) are required. Please
> comment, particularly if you've participated in bug days for Zope or
> other projects.

A bug day is an excellent idea.  In the Zope world, it's the only way any
bugs get fixed <wink>.

> Do we need transcripts of the IRC channel?

When a bug gets closed or rejected, and the OP protests, it can be useful to
paste snippets of the IRC session wherein the issue was discussed.  Most
people save their own transcripts for this purpose.  Don't see a need for
"an official" transcript.

> Should we use #python or a new channel?

No opinion.

> If the details can get sorted out in time, perhaps we can have a bug day
> as soon as this weekend.  Is a weekend day better than a weekday for
> people who are interested in participating?

A weekday would be impossible for at least me and Fred.

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