[Gluster-users] Our plan to get bugs fixed quicker, and features implemented sooner

Pranith Kumar Karampuri pkarampu at redhat.com
Thu Aug 21 08:11:29 UTC 2014

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On 08/21/2014 12:42 PM, Lalatendu Mohanty wrote:
> I hope the subject line have increased your curiosity to go through 
> the email :).
> As a community, we are looking for contributors for GlusterFS bug 
> triage and hopefully this mail will give you enough motivation for it.
> As mentioned in the subject , bug triage will help to get bugs fixed 
> quicker, and features implemented sooner. If you are not sure what bug 
> triage means, please refer the gluster wiki page [1] for bug triage.
> Here are few questions and answers to help you if this is something 
> you should do.
>   * Q: Why we need to do bug triage?
>   * A: It reduces the time between reporting a bug and the
>     availability of a fix enormously.
>       o Because many developers have bad response times for new bugs
>         that are not pointed out to them. When well triaged bugs get
>         assigned to right developers, the response time improves.
>       o Also developers work mainly on writing bug fixes and
>         implementing new features. Which in turn results in to
>         spending (too little) time on bug triaging.
>   * Q: I am just a GlusterFS user. Why bug triage will help me?
>   * A: It will increase your understanding of GlusterFS, current
>     issues in GlusterFS, increase the interaction between developers,
>     community and triager. It will also help filing better bugs too.
>     The better the bug report, the easier it is for a developer to
>     write a fix.
>   * Q: Do you run GlusterFS in production?
>   * A: If your answer is yes, then bug triage is the right platform
>     for you to raise the importance of bugs. Bug triage will also help
>     you know existing issues in the version of GlusterFS you are
>     using, help you to know existing issues in a new feature. So you
>     will be in a better position to decide if a feature is production
>     ready or not.
>   * Q: I want to contribute to GlusterFS. Will bug triage help?
>   * A: Yes, it is an awesome place to start. You will get to know
>     about all the components in GlusterFS along with issues in each of
>     them. This knowledge will help you to do better testing,
>     development (bug fixing) etc. Also you will interact with
>     developers while triaging bugs. You can use these interactions to
>     ask more detailed questions.
>   * Q: How can I triage bugs of GlusterFS?
>   * A: The wiki page [1] is the right place start. We are starting up
>     a bi-weekly/weekly triage meeting in #gluster-meeting on Freenode.
>     There would be another mail with details about the meeting. You
>     can join the meeting and interact with other triagers.
> Please don't hesitate to hit the reply button if you have any question 
> on this. We would love to hear your suggestions/feed back :).
> [1] http://www.gluster.org/community/documentation/index.php/Bug_triage
> Thanks,
> On behalf of the bug triage team
> #gluster-dev, #gluster on Freenode
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