Easy bugs for new contributors

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 05:36:17 CET 2015

On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 2:55 AM, André Miranda <andreldm1989 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Steve,
> Nice initiative, I really appreciate this, just some points for
> consideration:
> - You forgot to mention the most important motivation to one start
> contributing IMHO, which is to fix what bothers he/she the most. Jannis
> wrote a nice article about this very matter:
> http://gezeiten.org/pre-2014/post/2012/11/How-to-start-contributing-to-Xfce-or-any-other-open-source-project
> - I feel that the bugs reported on this page will become outdated very soon,
> unless someone gets paid to fight against that :)
> I wonder if there's a way to mark bugs on bugzilla as "good for starters" or
> something like that and then put a link on the wiki to filter these bugs.
In LyX we use a 'easyfix' tag in the bug tracker. Maybe Xfce could do the same.


> - This one is a bit off topic, anyway... currently the standard way to
> "submit code" is via patches. With the recently created Xfce mirrors on
> github, contribution becomes much more easier if we merge from there (I not
> talking about push requests). So, would it be a nice idea to encourage
> people to work with github or is there a compelling reason to keep brewing
> patches?
> - This page needs some visibility, maybe a bit word of mouth via g+,
> facebook and the kind or even better, a blog entry about the matter pointing
> out this page and as mentioned in another thread those blog entries should
> be visible in the main page.
> André Miranda
> On 17-02-2015 13:22, Steve Dodier-Lazaro wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> In order to attract new contributors to Xfce, I'm starting a "list of easy
> bugs": https://wiki.xfce.org/contribute/easybugs
> This list is not for *us* to fix, but for newcomers who would be intimidated
> by more complex bugs. Of course the list is good only if populated. I
> propose we aim to have 2-ish bugs per component on the list. So, if you've
> got a report which you know requires little knowledge / has little potential
> for breakage, and which you're too busy or lazy to fix right now, send me
> the bug report and I'll add it to the list (or add it yourself :-) ).
> Cheers,
> --
> Steve Dodier-Lazaro
> PhD Student
> University College London
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