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Re: temporary bug squad member needed

From: Patrick McCarty
Subject: Re: temporary bug squad member needed
Date: Sun, 9 May 2010 18:01:26 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On 2010-05-09, Graham Percival wrote:
> Sorry to do this, but we need another bug squad person, starting from
> 1 week ago and lasting until 1 month after 2.14.0.  Patrick?  Mark?
> Trevor?  Any of you willing?

Sure, I could devote some time for this.

> We'll skip over the customary review of all regtests (which is a nice
> introduction for new bug squad members); all you need to do is add
> items to the tracker for good bug reports.  We've had approximately 5
> bug reports in the past week, and possibly 2 or 3 in the week before
> that; I don't want these to get lost.

I seem to recall that there were some regressions from a few releases
ago, so I'll check that out before rereading the recent bug-lilypond

> I know it's a piss-poor use of resources to ask highly skilled
> developers (able to use git, compile, write scheme, etc.)  to do this,
> but there's no indication of any users willing to pick up the slack,
> and in any case I'm not willing to train anybody who I don't know will
> follow through.  After 2.14 is out, we'll start GOP and I'll do
> precisely that, but I'm not up for it right now.

It's not a problem.  I don't know how much I can help out with the
remaining criticial issues, since they're either not interesting to me
or they will require too much of my time, but I know I can manage to
help out with this (at least temporarily).

> Estimated workload: not counting time spent reading bug-lilypond
> (which I'm pretty sure you all do anyway), 30 minutes a week, lasting
> until 1 month after 2.14.0.  Plus maybe 1 or 1.5 hours to catch up on
> the backlog and learn any of the ropes that you don't already know.

Okay, sounds reasonable.


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