One Hundred Paper Cuts' revival further pursued with new fresh ideas
Numerous developers are working daily on fixing bugs affecting Ubuntu on multiple sides (such as Compiz, Unity, LibreOffice, Firefox, etc), yet, there are (in every Ubuntu release) minor issues/bugs, labeled as paper cuts.
Paper Cuts are dealt with via One Hundred Paper Cuts project, an official initiative initially aimed at fixing minor bugs, minor in the sense of not critical enough to attract a developer's attention and "serious" enough to generate annoyances while using the polished Ubuntu.
The above "initially" aspect has been expressed as a recognized state of the Paper Cuts project, meaning, in the latest months, it seems that both its energy and focus have been decreased (as compared to its "original" effort thrown at both identifying and removing minor bugs).
Consequently, Chris Wilson has started a serious work on revitalizing the Paper Cuts project, "Ubuntu's Hundred Paper Cuts project has faded from the limelight over the fast few release cycles. A revival project is currently underway to get it back on it's feet as a core component of the development of Ubuntu".
Weeks ago, Chris Wilson launched a public call, trying to reach interested users, effort needed to push the Paper Cuts on its initial road.
The public call has been shortly followed by an explanatory filled-with-details wiki page, webpage containing proposal of ideas (such as paper cuts definitions, paper cuts rebranding, up-to-date emphasize on the importance and quality of interested developers/non-developers, involved roles' definitions and focuses, etc).
Today, October 12th 2012, the developer publishes another public call, adopting a more enlarged approach, thus targeting now the initial call as seen through parts; a definitely interesting bit of information is the new definition of roles, roles to be used by interested persons, like for instance reporter (reports issues), analyst (identifies what is "faulty"), designer (decides the how-it-should-be), developer (implements fixes in code), tester (verifies that the implemented fix works properly), liaison (responsible for pushing the fix upstream), packager (integrates patches and/or branches into Ubuntu) and updater (handles SRU to get patches into the stable release).
Full details (regarding how & where to participate in the One Hundred Paper Cuts) are available on http://www.notgary.com/2012/10/hundred-papercuts-revival-help-define.html
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