*****SPAM***** Re: The Future of Squeak or Squeaking at the Future?

stéphane ducasse ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Fri May 12 17:24:42 UTC 2006


> Basically *anyone* that has a computer capable of running Squeak  
> and a little time and web access can do something helpful.  We use  
> Mantis to record bugs/problems/feature requests, so one route would  
> be to look through the lists (http://bugs.impara.de/main_page.php)  
> and look at anything that might pique your interest.
> Read the problem description and any notes and see if they make  
> sense; can you actually understand what the problem is supposed to  
> be? Can you replicate the problem at all? If not, email the  
> original reporter to ask if they can help work it out and improve  
> the description, or establish that it got fixed in a more recent  
> release. A non-problem can be closed, removing clutter. A better  
> problem description will help a more experienced user fix it - and  
> you get to learn as you help.
> If the problem happens to be something you already understand but  
> can't see a solution, try to write some test to demonstrate it  -  
> just a code snippet helps - and some cases that explain what ought  
> to happen if it were fixed. Some bugs are things that people like  
> me could fix quickly if only we knew what the correct response was.
> If you do know a solution but can't work out how to program it,  
> explain the solution. If you think you know who might be able to  
> implement your solution ask if they can help you. If you don't know  
> who, ask on the list.
> I'd bet that pretty much anyone on this list could progress from  
> total know-nothing-yet beginner to getting-the-idea apprentice with  
> a reputation for being a good contributor in a short time by doing  
> nothing more than the above for a couple of reports a week.
> It's our system. It only gets better if we put some work into it.


> tim
> --
> tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
> Quality assurance: A way to ensure you never deliver shoddy goods  
> accidentally.

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