So, today (technically for me, I’m about to go to bed), Sunday the 8. of November, we’re having a bugday for Phonon. This is to try to make bugzilla a bit easier for Phonon developers, for bug triagers, and for plain old users who need to file bugs.
What we will do is try to work our way through all the open bug reports filed against Phonon on bugs.kde.org, and plain old cleaning up. You can find more details here: http://techbase.kde.org/Contribute/Bugsquad/BugDays/PhononDay. Thanks a lot to Myriam Schweingruber (aka. Mamarok) who set up this page, and is helping out with the bugday. Also thanks to the KDE Bugsquad who’s doing an already excellent job of triaging in the bugzilla, and for taking some extra time to help with this bugday. Lastly, thanks to the (former, current and future :-) Phonon developers who have agreed to show up and provide insight and help.
So if you’re looking for ways to contribute to KDE, and more specifically Phonon, please don’t hesitate to join. There aren’t really any requirements for helping triage bugs on a bugday, apart from showing up. :-)
First things first, first: set off the day 8. of November. Then we will arrange a bug-day dedicated to Phonon, to clean up duplicates, close fixed bugs not marked as such, and generally try to make it easier to file new bugs and fix bugs. More information should be forthcoming. I’m trying to get as many developers who know anything about Phonon to set off the complete day, so there should hopefully always be someone active who are familiar with Phonon.
So if you’re either someone who has used Phonon, worked on Phonon, likes Phonon, likes bug triaging, or simply want to lend a hand, please show up on #kde-bugs the 8. November.
I’m also very close to releasing my KDE 4 port of Filelight, I think I’ve fixed all regressions from the KDE 3 version in SVN now. Yes, yes, I know it has taken almost a year now (if not more), but I hope I can compensate with a very solid first release. :-P
If you do know of any regressions, please tell my ASAP (either file a bug at http://bugs.kde.org/ or ping me on IRC (`sandsmark` on Freenode, IRCnet and EFnet).
We’re also soon finished with arranging Norway’s largest cultural festival (UKA), only 6 days left. After that, I hope to have more time for free software and Phonon in particular, so far this fall it has been mostly administrative tasks, and getting to know the rest of the multimedia stack in Linux. :-)