[ros-users] ROS Bug Squashing Day

Brian Gerkey gerkey at osrfoundation.org
Thu Dec 10 12:24:50 UTC 2015

Thanks to everybody who participated yesterday! We had the OSRF team
plus at least that many people from elsewhere contributing. We closed
a lot of tickets and made progress on many more.

In the near term, please keep pushing on tickets where you made
progress yesterday (e.g., the PR was improved but hasn't been merged
yet). In the longer term, we'll return to the backlog in a future bug
squashing day. And of course feel free to work on open ticket whenever
you have time.


On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 3:07 PM, Brian Gerkey <gerkey at osrfoundation.org> wrote:
> With the goal of periodically making progress on the backlog of bugs
> and enhancements to ROS and Gazebo, at OSRF we've started doing Bug
> Squashing Days. We assemble a document listing bugs, feature requests,
> and PRs that we'd like to handle, then for that one day we drop
> everything else and focus on that list. It's a great way to not only
> shrink the backlog but also become familiar with more of the code base
> (often people are working on issues in repos where they don't usually
> contribute).
> Our next Bug Squashing Day, which will focus on a subset of ROS 1 core
> libraries and tools, is tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec 8th). This time we're
> going to try something new, which is to invite all of you!
> Here's the list of issues:
>   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DPZuBDyUyOVNkKCOtwpo-nxGba7aSJdvP6ncqRZOBEU/edit
> If you'd like to help out, all you have to do is add a comment
> claiming a given item in the list (be sure to include your GitHub ID
> in the comment). Then get to work. The OSRF team will be watching
> ticket traffic closely and trying to be as responsive as possible
> (during California working hours, at least). We'll try to merge as
> much as we can while we're in the thick of it tomorrow, but there will
> likely be some leftover work to be finished up later.
> We'll do these days monthly, iterating through different major topics
> (e.g., Gazebo instead of ROS 1). For the next one, we'll consider
> adding a process for getting community nominations for issues to be
> tackled.
> Your contributions on the day and feedback on how it works are most
> welcome. Your experience will be enhanced if you order out for pizza
> (that's what we'll do).
> brian.

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