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Subject: Re: [boost] [Bug Sprint] Final report for the (late 2010) Bug Sprint
From: Roland Bock (rbock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-08 01:19:28

On 12/07/2010 09:35 PM, Edward Diener wrote:
> On 12/7/2010 1:44 PM, Roland Bock wrote:
>> On 12/07/2010 04:52 PM, Vicente Botet wrote:
>>> Marshall Clow-2 wrote:
>>>> Well, the bug sprint is over. [ But that doesn't mean you have to stop
>>>> fixing bugs if you don't want to! ]
>>>> So - what did people think went well during the bug sprint?
>>>> What went poorly?
>>>> What can we do better next time (assuming that there is a next time)?
>>> Hi,
>>> I hope there will be a next time. I find we need this kind of
>>> sprints to
>>> decrease the number of tickets.
>> As a long distance runner, I'd argue that sprints take you only a few
>> meters and than you have to stop and catch your breath. Measured over a
>> longer period of time, continuous jogging or even walking will take you
>> much further.
>> I therefore wonder if there are ways to make it more attractive to fix
>> bugs in general. Not only during bug sprints? Maybe we could have some
>> "Bug Fixer of the Month" Award? Or let contributors appear in the
>> release notes?
>> I don't know. In Web2.0, you are the coolest guy if your blogs are
>> referenced/read/whatever by the most people or if you have the most
>> friends, etc. In the boost community maybe you could gain a certain
>> standing by fixing bugs or contributing test cases...
> The best way to make fixing bugs in Boost attractive is to know that
> once one has tested the fix and created a patch, the fix will not just
> sit somewhere and never be applied. Either Boost needs more people who
> have access to changing Boost trunk to deal with patches as they are
> submitted, or it needs to give access to more trusted people to update
> Boost trunk with patches. At the same time, if the latter happens,
> anybody who is given access to Boost trunk directly to apply a patch
> has to take responsibility in case the patch is in any way incorrect
> to fix it or remove it.
That would certainly be a requirement.

And sure, it gives some satisfaction to see the patch applied, but I
think we could add some more incentive by publishing some facts about
closed bugs, giving contributors their moment(s) of fame.



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