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Hug JIRA with Boxee On Monday

Next Monday, the May installment of what is becoming a favorite Boxee tradition - JIRA Hug Day! “JIRA Hug Day” is our internal name for taking one day when everyone in the company - even non-technical folks - jump into our bug tracking software and squash as many bugs as possible. The result of previous Hug Days can be found evident in the notes of our last release, increasing the overall stability of the experience and enriching our user experience.

This time around, our engineers would like to invite you the Boxee application developer to participate for our marathon squash fest. Your apps are the crown jewels of the Boxee experience and we’d like to take a day to polish them with you.

Here’s how you can participate:

1) Get on JIRA

You can sign up for a JIRA account here. This will allow you to create your own filters for your apps, comment on bugs, and watch the issues that are important to you.

2) Make Sure Your App Is A JIRA Component

A JIRA component is created for the boxee-apps project for every app in our main app repo, however JIRA is great for tracking the bugs of apps distributed in third party repositories too. Your app does not need to be in the App Library to be on JIRA. If you don’t see your app listed, be sure to email me at rob [at] boxee [dot] tv to get a new one.

3) Grab Some Bugs!

Use this guide to find the bugs that are important to your apps and get to squashing!

My goal for the development community this Monday is to turn the summary for the boxee-apps project upside down, meaning we resolve more bugs than we took in for the month of April.

Hop on JIRA, get plugged in on the forums and on #boxee on, and show JIRA, and your users, some springtime love.

April 27, 2010 at 4:26 pm

3 Responses to “Hug JIRA with Boxee On Monday”

  1. Idan says:

    I’m already sitting on my bugs! there are lots of them…

  2. the squashing continues … standing on 41
    let’s break the previous record (57).

  3. we broke the record.
    61 issues resolved.