Around 100 RC bugs is 100 RC bugs that should go away NOW.
So the idea is:
100 developers × 5 days = 100 RC bugs fixed
- Write your name in the list before the game start.
When the game starts, you are assigned a RC bug. Assignment is made using a very complicated method used by the Chinese secret services called the pifomètre.
- You have 5 days to close the RC bug. Possible outcomes are:
- You upload a NMU that fixes the bug to unstable.
- You send a patch to the bug and the maintainer does an upload.
- You convince, with a mail that details the rationale, a release manager to tag the bug lenny-ignore.
- You convince, in a similar way, a release manager to remove the package from lenny.
- You downgrade, with appropriate rationale, the bug to a non-RC severity.
- If, during this timeline, you manage to fix a RC bug that is more than 3 months old by providing a patch, you will be called a WINNER.
The 5 first WINNERs will be sent a box of home-made cookies by JossMouette. (Other proposals to motivate people to become WINNERs are welcome.)
If you don’t manage to close the RC bug in 5 days, you have to bake cookies and send them to someone who has managed to close one or to a release manager.
Game started: 25 Oct
Game ended: 30 Oct
501427 make -C prepare resets utsrelease.h if it contains a custom version string fixed by maintainer
393837 epiphany-extensions: Unable to edit or delete certificates fixed by maintainer
452377 A package marked for reinstall, if conflicting, is removed *without warning* downgraded, unreproducible
497041 Full disk results in corrupted /var/lib/dpkg/updates/ filled filled with "#padding" entries
470882 gpm freezes and makes other applications freeze/segfault
498243 xine-lib: multiple heap overflows
501301 libaudio-flac-decoder-perl: source package contains proprietary flac file? fix uploaded (to unstable)
494058 epiphany-browser: Download window is broken fixed by maintainer
486334 segfault in iceweasel 3.0~rc2-1 bug has been identified, upload pending
434040 libdebian-installer: type declaration conflict Fixed by maintainer
496269 fix uploaded, not confirmed gvfs-fuse: reports ENOTCONN after heavy use
492488 iceweasel: crashes on startup (x64). I booked one afternoon this weekend for cookie-baking. But good news: Mike Homey probably found the bug. I let the jury decide if my gesticulations were helpful for him :)
449497 foo2zjs: application depends on non-free firmware downgraded, upgraded again by submitter, might need an edge-ignore, escalated to the CTTE due to unresolvable conflict of interpretation between submitter and maintainers, downgraded again
500540 kdebase: automounting vfat (partialy) case sensitive due to utf8 is plain wrong and dangerous (Good thing I know how to make cookies!) I am going to work on this a bit, but I think I may fail miserably.
488669 kernel changes break X on sparc64/pci patch provided, testing in progress
490893 Debian unstable: umountroot does not unmount root
500482 Segmentation fault in grub-probe downgraded, unreproducible
479607 lilo fails to boot 2.6.25 kernel image due to wrongly passing initramfs patch submitted
Bruno Beaufils (debian user)
267040 remote code execution hole due to lack of Java security manager NMU fix pending by seanius (I did not do anything. NMU fix was already pending when I first access the bug page last monday -- Bruno)
501800 bind9: bind crashes with a list for allow-update patch submitted
501903 Problems with cups web interface not working downgraded, unreproducible+moreinfo