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Bugsquash Days

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What is it

After Bugsquash_Tuesday_2013, it was decided that having such an event periodically could be helpful. Current plan is to hold them not less often than once a month.

During these events Zabbix developers will actively participate in the community and work on smaller issues. Simple bugs or minor feature requests that would not take more than a couple of hours would be considered, no significant development will be performed.

Scheduled events

Past events

How to participate?

Prepare first

  • Familiarise yourself with Zabbix SVN - you should get latest trunk and preferably you should be able to check out and test development branches, too. See SVN usage guidelines.
  • Be sure you know how to compile Zabbix from the source - see instructions for compiling from SVN checkout.
  • Have test setup. The bigger, more similar to production environment and more diverse it is, the better. If you can not install Zabbix for testing anywhere, grab the virtual appliance.

Installing development packages on the appliance

The following command will install dependencies for most of the potential features you might want to compile and test:

 zypper in automake make gcc libmysqlclient-devel libxml2-devel libcurl-devel unixODBC-devel net-snmp-devel libssh2-devel OpenIPMI-devel openldap2-devel sqlite3-devel

Participating

Timezone differences

We are well aware that our users reside in lots of different time zones. Participating developers usually available ~ from 09:00 until 18:00 EET (that's UTC+2/+3).

Translations

This is also a good time to improve translation in your language (or any language you know well enough). If you encounter any issues during the translation process, developers will be available on IRC to help.