The great Joomla 1.5 bug hunt challenge

JoomlaAs big supporters of the Joomla framework, we’re extremely excited to see Joomla 1.5 go out the door. Of course, with any application development project, that unfortunate 80/20 rule comes into effect and finds us spinning our wheels in the mud. We at PICnet would like to see an end to that, and are beginning to ruminate on bug hunting ideas that can pull in a community effort to step-up the pace of the action.

Be it a bounty, paid development, or a few key code sprints, we want to see the 1.5 bugs squashed and are willing to help organize the next steps to seeing it happen. We’re looking to the community for examples of other homestretch coding exercises that have helped push code out the door in the open source community, and are interested in seeing how this process can be managed.

We’ll keep you posted as we learn more, but the challenge is out there: let’s squash these 1.5 bugs with the help of key stakeholders and developers in our Joomlasphere.

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3 Responses to “The great Joomla 1.5 bug hunt challenge”

  1. Elin says:

    I fixed an issue from the tracker this week. It felt great. I really encourage anyone with a little time to go take a look and see if there is something you could help with. In my case, it was just converting some files to utf-8, and I an see that there are some other issues in there that are also mainly drudge work and others that are nice challenges for someone.

    So, I’d really encourage people to roll up their sleeves, and take a look or also come to the forums and help out there.

  2. Brian Teeman says:

    Debian have always been succesful organising bug squashing parties. The principle is that a group of people get together for a weekend and attempt to “squash” as many bugs as they can from the list.

    By combining the bug squashing with a party over the same weekend it serves the dual purpose of becoming a social networking event as well.

    Its also often combined with a simultaneous IRC squash so that those limited by geography can still contribute.

    see http://wiki.earth.li/DebianBugSquashPartyNov2004 http://wiki.debian.org/LatinAmericanBSP

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