Results of November’s ZF Bug Hunt Days

December 2, 2009

News, Zend Framework

Zend Framework held its third monthly Bug Hunt Days in November on the 19th
and 20th. During that time, we closed more than 120 issues in the tracker,
many of which made it into the href="/article/11380-Zend-Framework-1.9.6-Released">1.9.6 release
the following Tuesday.

We had more than 25 contributors involved during the two days of the
official hunt, including several folks new to the project. Personally, I was
able to get to only 2 of more than a half-dozen issues I’d selected to work
on as I spent the rest of the time reviewing patches submitted via the
tracker; I’d like to see this trend continue in the future, as the goal is
to get an army of experienced volunteers helping to maintain the framework!

The individual who closed the most issues this month was once again href="">Pádraic Brady, who resolved a
whopping 18 issues this month. However, since he has href="/article/10049-Announcing-Zend-Frameworks-Monthly-Bug-Hunt-Days">won
previously this year, he was disqualified from the t-shirt prize;
neverthless, please help me thank href="">Paddy publically for his efforts!

Our runners-up are two long-standing contributors, href="">Mickael Perraud (who
oversees the French translation of the manual, as well as several
components) and Thomas
(German translator, i18n/l10n principal, and current
component lead on Zend_Validate, amongst other components); each resolved 11
issues. Each will receive a Zend Framework t-shirt this month for their

Our next Bug Hunt Days are coming up in a couple weeks, on the 17th and 18th
of December. If you haven’t yet submitted your href="">CLA and wish to participate,
now’s the time — and let’s see if next month, you will be the

About Matthew Weier O'Phinney

Matthew is a Principal Engineer at Zend Technologies. He is currently project lead for both Zend Framework and Apigility; a Zend Certified Engineer; and a member of the Zend Education Advisory Board, the group responsible for authoring the Zend Certification Exam. He contributes to a number of open source projects, blogs on PHP-related topics, and presents talks and tutorials related to PHP development and the projects to which he contributes. You can read more of his thoughts on his blog,

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3 Responses to “Results of November’s ZF Bug Hunt Days”

  1. weierophinney Says:

    And, for the record… there’s no reason to wait until Bug Hunt Days to fix bugs! The idea is to have a couple days where the community focusses on it as a whole, but there’s no reason to stop — keep up the momentum throughout the month!

  2. ramonornela Says:

    Anxiously waiting for the next "Bug Hunt Days".

  3. umpirsky Says:

    Great. I’ve sent CLA, waiting for your response.