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Bugs Ahoy: The Next Generation

There’s a new Bugs Ahoy in town, and it’s called Codetribute. The past I started the Bugs Ahoy project in October 2011 partly because I was procrastinating from studying for midterms, but mostly because I saw new contributors being overwhelmed by Bugzilla’s… Bugzilla-ness. I wanted to reduce the number of decisions that new contributors had […]

You are receiving this mail because you are mentoring this bug

Good news! As of today, Bugzilla now sends out emails containing both an X-Bugzilla-Mentors header and a “You are mentoring this bug” message. This means that it’s now possible to highlight activity in your mentored bugs in your favourite email client! I use Gmail, so I’ve created a filter that searches for “You are mentoring […]

Taking a page from roc’s book


Numbers rule the world

One thing that has become clear in my work as a Firefox coding steward is that we have no idea how healthy our community is. When people ask me how many unpaid contributors we have, I don’t have an answer I can give them. The corollary to this is that any attempts to change our […]