Bug Squashing Parties
This page is intended to be used to coordinate the work at Bug Squashing Parties (BSP).
A Bug Squashing Party is a come-together (either virtual or reallife) of Debian Developers and Debian enthusiasts on a specified timeframe where these persons try to fix as many bugs as possible.
To add a new BSP page, please enter a string like "2011/01/de/Berlin" (year, month, country code, city) into the box below.
Please use the email@example.com mailing list to coordinate BSPs.
If you have never held a BSP before, you might want to look at the how to host a BSP.
If you have never fixed a bug, never been at a bug squashing party, you might want to have a look at BSP/BeginnersHOWTO.
- BSP/2017/05/Paris/Survey (Questionnaire_BSP.odt)
- BSP/2017/10/at/Salzburg (bsp2017_small.png)
What you can do
Fix RC bugs. See https://bugs.debian.org/release-critical/
Fix bugs in orphaned packages. See https://firstname.lastname@example.org. Also take a look at https://qa.debian.org/orphaned.html which lists orphaned packages that not yet have set their maintainer field to the QA group.
Fix tricky bugs, tagged "help". See https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=help
Fix important bugs, see https://bugs.debian.org/severity:important
Translations. See https://www.debian.org/intl/l10n/
While fixing a package, please take also a look at non-RC/non-important bugs of that package that could be fixed by the same NMU, especially for l10n bugs (or adding amd64).
Please see https://www.debian.org/doc/developers-reference/pkgs.html#nmu for details on how to do NMUs.
Possible targets of NMUs and/or patches
These are both packages that need someone to prepare a patch for a non-trivial RC bug or packages that just need a NMU for an existing patch. Please discuss !NMUs in #debian-bugs before actually uploading.
For the following packages either help with fixing bug or with testing the package was requested: