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Fedora Kernel Bug Day - October 6, 2011 [Oct. 4th, 2011|12:34 pm]

One of the questions I get the most [1] these days is "How can I help make the Fedora kernel better?" Obviously the first answer is of course to make the upstream kernel better as that will naturally filter down to Fedora and cause us less work in the long run. However, some of us just aren't kernel developers but they still want to help out. Well, now you can!

On Thursday October 6th, 2011 we'll be holding another Fedora Kernel bug day. If you aren't familiar with Bug Days, the basic idea is to do bug triage on the component in question and try to resolve as many as possible. For the kernel, that can sound like a daunting task, especially when you look at the overall bug counts. However, there are often lots of duplicates and just stale bugs that never get resolved. Triaging them down really helps the kernel team focus on which are particularly wide-spread and which seem to be one-offs or possibly hardware related.

We'll be holding this bug day in #fedora-kernel on the Freenode IRC network. The focus will be on the newly released Fedora 16 Beta, but any and all efforts to help out would be most welcome. For some general tips on kernel triaging, take a look at this and the related pages:


We'll add more to that as we go. Hope to see you there!

[1] Actually, I never get this question. I hardly get any questions at all. I do, however, see a lot of bugs filed and a lot of complaints they aren't getting fixed fast enough. I choose to interpret this as a crying out from the masses on how they can participate. Any other interpretation just doesn't seem as appealing.