Debian bug squashing parties arranged for Wheezy
Debian is a great Linux distribution. Indeed, besides being a distribution in its own right, it acts as the foundation for the very popular Ubuntu distro and countless others. Here at Bristol Wireless, we’ve been using Debian for as long as the chief scribe can remember.
The Debian Project is now in the final stages of preparing for its next release – codenamed Wheezy – and has just announced that Bug Squashing Parties (“BSPs”) will take place in several countries in the next few weeks. The main focus of a Bug Squashing Party is to triage and fix bugs, but it is also an opportunity for users less familiar with the Debian bug tracking system to make other contributions to the Debian project, such as translating package descriptions or improving the wiki. Debian developers will be present to help contributors understand how the project works and to help get fixes into Debian.
A list of confirmed Bug Squashing Parties follows, although the project advises checking the events page to see if any more are being planned.
- November 10-11, Banja Luka, Republika Srpska: a BSP will be held at the University Computer Centre. More information here.
- November 14, Helsinki, Finland: a mini BSP will be held in Kamppi. See the mail announcement for information.
- November 23-25, Essen, Germany: a BSP will be held at the Linuxhotel. More information.
- November 23-25, Munich, Germany: a BSP will be held together with the LibreOffice Hackfest at the LiMux Office. More information is available on the wiki page.
- November 24-25, Paris, France: a BSP will take place during the second Paris Mini-DebConf. More information can be found on the event page.
- November 24, Tokyo, Japan: a BSP will be held at the Plat’Home Office. Further information here.
- December 15-16, Mechelen, Belgium: a BSP will be held at the NixSys Office. More information on the event’s wiki page.
If any reader fancies organising a BSP, potential organisers can find all the necessary information on the wiki. The Debian Project invites all users and contributors to attend these events and make Wheezy ready for release sooner.