Yocto Project Newcomer & Unassigned Bugs - Help Needed

Stephen Jolley



The triage team is starting to try and collect up and classify bugs which a newcomer to the project would be able to work on in a way which means people can find them. They're being listed on the triage page under the appropriate heading:

https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/Bug_Triage#Newcomer_Bugs  Also please review: https://www.openembedded.org/wiki/How_to_submit_a_patch_to_OpenEmbedded and how to create a bugzilla account at: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/createaccount.cgi

The idea is these bugs should be straight forward for a person to help work on who doesn't have deep experience with the project.  If anyone can help, please take ownership of the bug and send patches!  If anyone needs help/advice there are people on irc who can likely do so, or some of the more experienced contributors will likely be happy to help too.


Also, the triage team meets weekly and does its best to handle the bugs reported into the Bugzilla. The number of people attending that meeting has fallen, as have the number of people available to help fix bugs. One of the things we hear users report is they don't know how to help. We (the triage team) are therefore going to start reporting out the currently 413 unassigned or newcomer bugs.


We're hoping people may be able to spare some time now and again to help out with these.  Bugs are split into two types, "true bugs" where things don't work as they should and "enhancements" which are features we'd want to add to the system.  There are also roughly four different "priority" classes right now,  “4.2”, “4.3”, "4.99" and "Future", the more pressing/urgent issues being in "4.2" and then “4.3”.


Please review this link and if a bug is something you would be able to help with either take ownership of the bug, or send me (sjolley.yp.pm@...) an e-mail with the bug number you would like and I will assign it to you (please make sure you have a Bugzilla account).  The list is at: https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/Bug_Triage_Archive#Unassigned_or_Newcomer_Bugs




Stephen K. Jolley

Yocto Project Program Manager

(    Cell:                (208) 244-4460

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