Can You Help Ferret Out Ubuntu's Bugs?

by Ostatic Staff - Mar. 20, 2013

Everyone has their favorite Linux distro and mine happens to be Ubuntu. After years of using the OS, I appreciate the ease with which I can run lots of applications that I can't run on other platforms, Ubuntu's security, and more. I also have a long wish list of things that I wish Ubuntu could do better.

If you have a similar wish list, you may want to keep track of Canonical's UbuntuBugDays and Hug Days. The next Hug Day is Thursday of this week, and is a community event that anyone can participate in, but Canonical is also serious about inviting developers to find meaningful bugs in Ubuntu.

As noted by Canonical:

A Hug Day is a special day where the Ubuntu Community comes together with a shared goal of triaging bugs for a specific package or set of packages. Working together allows us to share knowledge and give some much needed assistance to the Ubuntu Developers. The term Hug Day is a spin on Bug Day; every time someone triages a bug, then someone else should hug him/her. Why? This is a very special way for us to tell everyone that we love contributions! And triaging bugs is a really big contribution.

In addition to that we added UbuntuBugDay/BugsForExtraPoints - a page where you can list your most annoying bugs. Fixing these bugs will give extra points (and extra hugs of course).

 Canonical also has a structured process for identifying and reporting bugs in Ubuntu, including a complete guide to bug reporting etiquette. You can find out details here, and you can also join the Ubuntu BugSquad.