[Koha] [Koha-devel] Summary of Global Signoff Day 2011-06-15 - more to come?
dschust1 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 01:46:46 NZST 2011
So who would get the "award" this time around...???
2011/6/17 Lori Bowen Ayre <lori.ayre at galecia.com>
> Maybe there should be some kind of Bug Swatter Award given each month or
> after each GSOD session.
> I understand that closing out bugs is less sexy and exciting than
> developing something new so we need to recognize those that are willing to
> do that work. It is certainly equally important!
> Even if we don't have a cash prize or a bouquet to give the award
> recipient, there's nothing wrong with giving the developers some extra ++'s
> from the user community!
> Lori Bowen Ayre // Library Technology Consultant
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> On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 3:11 AM, Magnus Enger <magnus at enger.priv.no>wrote:
>> Dear Community!
>> * GSOD #1
>> Our very first Global Signoff Day (GSOD) was held on 2011-06-15.
>> During the 48 hours that make up a day in all available time zones, we
>> reduced the number of bugs that had status "Needs signoff" from about
>> 76 to about 45. (There were some bugs that got the "Needs Signoff"
>> status during the day, which complicates counting somewhat...)
>> You can see a more or less complete list of what bugs were changed here:
>> See the bottom of this page for some more numbers, and keep in mind
>> that the dates there are relative to UTC:
>> As far as I can tell we were about 6 people signing off on things
>> during GSOD #1, which is not an astronomical figure, but i still think
>> we made some good inroads into the queue. (A number of the remaining
>> bugs are actually ones that depend on other bugs that have failed QA,
>> so they are not really available for signing off.) Imagine what we
>> could have done if there were more of us... ;-)
>> * GSOD #2
>> BibLibre have said all their staff will dedicate half a day every two
>> weeks to signing off on bugs and similar tasks (woohoo!). I would like
>> to propose another GSOD to coincide with their first such day, which
>> is scheduled for 2011-07-08. Motto: "The more, the merrier"!
>> Some questions spring to mind:
>> - How can we get more people involved?
>> - Should the name of the "event" reflect that other activities (such
>> as closing bugs) are encouraged too?
>> - How can we make it even more fun?
>> -- Better/other lists and visualisations?
>> -- Could we have the huginn bot on IRC annonunce new signoffs, the
>> same way it does "needs signoff"s?
>> -- Could we use some kind of VoIP/videoconferencing tools to make the
>> social interactions seem more um... "real"?
>> Or is GSOD a really bad idea, would it be better to channel our energy
>> into making signoffs (and similar activities) look more like an
>> ongoing task, and less something you only have to think about once a
>> Best regards,
>> Magnus Enger
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>> Koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
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