[Haskell-cafe] Announcing the GHC Bug Sweep
roma at ro-che.info
Mon Nov 16 17:16:28 EST 2009
Cool, I'm in! (Also inspired by this post by Erik de Castro Lopo)
It would be nice to keep track of participants somewhere, so that each
of us knows he's not alone :)
* Simon Marlow <marlowsd at gmail.com> [2009-11-16 16:29:46+0000]
> Help us weed the GHC ticket database, and get a warm fuzzy feeling from
> contributing to Haskell core technology!
> There are currently ~750 tickets against GHC. Many of them have not been
> looked at in months or years. Often when I go through old tickets I find
> easy targets: bugs that have already been fixed, duplicates, bugs that are
> not reproducible and the submitter has gone away.
> So the idea we have is this: do an incremental sweep of the whole
> database, starting from the oldest tickets. Check each one, and try to
> make some progress on it. If we get enough momentum going we can make
> sure every ticket gets looked at every few months at the least.
> This is a game for the whole family! We don't care how much progress you
> make on each ticket, just as long as someone has taken a look and moved
> the ticket forward in some way. For example, you might check for
> duplicates, update the metadata, ask for more information from the
> submitter, try to reproduce the bug against the latest version of GHC.
> To claim a ticket all you have to do is remove it from the list on the
> wiki. Full instructions are here
> including a list of suggestions for ways to make progress on a ticket.
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