One Hundred Paper Cuts’ Oneiric cycle has started, get involved!

It’s the beginning of yet another cycle of bug fixing, squashing, smashing and thrashing!

The One Hundred Papercuts Project is back for the Oneiric cycle, with lots of tiny and trivial bugs, a.k.a Papercuts, waiting to be fixed by everyday people like yourself.

What is a Papercut?

From the Papercuts wiki page:

A paper cut is a trivially fixable usability bug that the average user would encounter in a default application of Ubuntu or Kubuntu OR in any of the featured applications.

A more detailed explanation of a papercut would be:
  • A bug, or an unintended problem occurring within an existing piece of software,
  • the presence of which makes a computer more difficult or less pleasant to use,
  • that is easy to fix,
  • that the average user would encounter,
  • in a default application of the Ubuntu or Kubuntu release currently under development OR in any of the featured applications.

How do I get involved?

It’s really quite simple!

To report a Papercut, follow these steps:

If you found something you believe to be a valid paper cut, how do you report the issue?
  1. Make sure that the issue you’re about to report isn’t already reported at Launchpad and make sure the bug is a valid paper cut;
  2. If the paper cut was already reported in Ubuntu, but not in the One Hundred Paper Cuts project, press the “Also affects Project” link to add the paper cut to the project;

If the paper cut was not reported yet:
  1. File the bug in the affected package in the Ubuntu project on Launchpad. When reporting the bug, use Apport, either via the application’s “Help -> Report a Problem” menu item, or by using the command ‘ubuntu-bug’ and pass the name of the affected package as an argument.
  2. Now add the One Hundred Paper Cuts project to the bug report using the “Also affects Project” link.

To fix a Paper cut, follow these instructions:

All you need to do is check out the list of Paper cuts attached to this cycle on Launchpad, decide on a few you’d like to have a crack at fixing, upload your patch, and you’re done!

For more information, check out https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PaperCut and get to it so we can make Oneiric a kick-ass, niggly-bug free release!


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