I'm slowly getting back to speed (had to catch up for some time after various travels, more on this later), and I expect exciting action tomorrow during the next openSUSE Bug Day!

There was a thread on "zombie" bugs two weeks ago: the discussion was aobut what we should do for bugs opened against obsolete versions of openSUSE (10.2 to 11.0). Among the solutions that we could think of: doing nothing (okay, not really a solution), mass-closing the bugs, or organizing some teamwork to triage them. I'm personally not a big fan of mass-closing bugs (at least, not before we try a few other things), and I believe bug triage is a really good way to start contributing to a free software project. This lead to the idea of dedicating a bug day to cleaning up those zombie bugs.

Alexander and I quickly worked on organizing this, and we decided that doing it on a Saturday would be a good way to have more participation from people who usually cannot contribute during the week. Hopefully this will work out fine :-) I know that it's not the best timing for our american friends, but we'll do more in the future anyway!

If you want to help openSUSE, join us tomorrow on IRC in #opensuse-bugs (on freenode)! Being on IRC is one of the most important step to participate, since this how we will interact with each other, and this is where you will be able to ping people to get started. You obviously don't have to dedicate your whole day to this, you can come for 30 minutes or 6 hours — it's up to you, but you can be sure that your participation will make a difference! Oh, and I dumped some brief documentation for this bug day; this should help for the first few steps.