It’s coming up on that time of month again, but this time with a twist. Normally we hold our monthly bug hunt on the 3rd Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the month. But, since this month we’ll be releasing a release candidate of our next minor release, we’re moving the bug hunt up a few days. That’s right, Tomorrow and Wednesday of October (the 19th and 20th) 2010, we’ll be hosting our monthly bug hunt. This is your chance to get your patches into 1.11.0. And, in case you haven’t heard, ZF 1.11.x will be the last minor release branch of Zend Framework before 2.0.
For those of you unfamiliar with the event, each month, we organize the community to help reduce the number of open issues reported against the framework. All in all, bug hunt days have helped us close 100′s of issues in Zend Framework since their inception. These bug hunts have proved vital to keeping up the bug squashing momentum in this project. So, whether they are big bugs or small bugs, remember this: all bugs worthy of being squashed.
Not convinced you should join in yet? Here are some more reasons:
- Improve your coding skillz by being around some of PHP’s top developers in #zftalk.dev while hunting for bugs.
- Win a t-shirt — the individual who resolves or assists in resolving the most issues wins a Zend Framework t-shirt!
- Help improve the overall quality of the code you’re already using.
- Fix issues that have been affecting you.
- Save you and your company time spent managing your own patches to ZF, and move the maintenance upstream by patching the framework itself.
- Learn valuable Quality Assurance skills.
- All the cool kids are doing it. Are you cool?
If you want to help out, please make sure you have a CLA on file with us, and then join us in the #zftalk.dev channel on Freenode on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. If you would like more information on specifics of participating, read our guide.
Looking forward to seeing you at this month’s Bug Hunt Days!