[Melbourne-pm] Top 100 fail debugging/testing party tomorrow night: 9th September 2009

Patrick Donelan pat at patspam.com
Tue Sep 8 13:13:36 PDT 2009

Good luck to all!

Hope it's a huge success and you decide to have a second one so that I can
attend after I get back from the WebGUI conference.


On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 9:19 PM, Jacinta Richardson <
jarich at perltraining.com.au> wrote:

> G'day folk,
> You need not have any experience in debugging, working with CPAN, using
> these modules, testing in Perl or any of those kinds of things to
> participate in this event.  One of the aims of this event is to help you
> learn these skills.
> This is a reminder that tomorrow's Melbourne Perl Mongers meeting is a
> debugging/testing party.  Our meeting will be kindly hosted by
>        Remasys Pty Ltd
>        Level 1
>        172 Flinders St
>        (just opposite Federation Square)
>        Map: http://preview.tinyurl.com/6sa7l8
> and will start at 6:30pm.  Please arrive early/on time or have a mobile
> phone with you from which you can call the number on the door to be let in.
> The idea is that we're going to take a few modules from the top 100 fail
> list that Adam Kennedy has put together and see if we can fix any of the
> bugs.  The list can be found at:
>        http://ali.as/top100/  (see the FAIL 100 tab)
> Click the module name to go through to the cpan distribution page and then
> to the testers reports to see what kinds of tests are failing and on what
> version of Perl and on what operating systems.  The bugs we are able to fix
> depends on us being able to reproduce them.  :)
> I suggest that we work in teams of 2-4 people so that we can share our
> knowledge of testing and debugging.  If you have a particular module from
> that list that you'd like to try to work on, please nominate the following:
>        Module name
>        Module version
>        Platform
>        Perl version
> in a reply to the group.  If the author has a code repository it would be
> cool to note that too.
> At the end of the meeting we'll assess how well we did and nominate people
> from each group to handle creating any patches and submitting them to RT or
> whatever the author prefers.
> All the best,
>        J
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