Bug Hunt on Saturday

A bunch of WordPress developers and contributers are staging a giant bug-squashing session this weekend. The main event is all day Saturday, November 5th. From the looks of those who have RSVP’d, it should be quite productive. But that doesn’t mean that you have to be a WordPress or PHP guru to participate! If you can apply patches and test code, that would be a great help. The more people who can verify that our patches fix things, the better.

If you need some help with using subversion (svn) or patches, please see this tutorial for OS X / Linux users, or this tutorial for Windows users.

To participate, at a minimum, you should have an up-to-date install of WordPress 1.6, and either a local web server, or SSH access to a remote host. If you think that the best way to move files around involves Internet Explorer and FTP, this might be a bit over your head, although you can always help out by submitting bug reports in Trac.

In particular, if you have an account at Dreamhost that is set up to use PHP as CGI, it would be really nice if you could show up, because there is a WordPress bug affecting that host that I’d really like to see squashed. If you have Dreamhost, and can help out, please let me know!

If you’d like to help out, go to #wordpress-bugs on irc.freenode.net anytime on Saturday, November 5th, and let one of the people in charge know what your setup is, and how you’re able to help. I’ll see you there!

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