Announcement: GnuCash Bounty Program GCBoP in June/July 2013
janssens-geert at telenet.be
Fri Jun 7 11:26:42 EDT 2013
Did this eventually get formally announced ?
On Wednesday 29 May 2013 09:53:47 Christian Stimming wrote:
> Dear Developers,
> after some internal discussion we've decided to use part of our
> available tip jar funds for running the
> GnuCash Bounty Program "GCBoP"
> The program is described on the wiki page
> http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Bounty_Program , copied in part below.
> Feel free to send me any comments and questions that come up.
> The goal of the GnuCash Bounty Program "GCBoP" is to make good use of
> some of our available donation money, specifically for the following
> * Get some issues fixed that have been a pain for many users but
> somehow were not interesting enough for developers previously
> * Attract new contributors by rewarding them for working on those
> issues * Stimulate current contributors to take on issues that remain
> open for too long
> * Experiment with this sort of bounty program in an Open Source
> How does it work?
> The GCBoP program puts a bounty on the completion of any of the tasks
> that are listed on our GCBoP page , for any contributions received
> between June 1 and July 26, 2013.
> Some of the current developers will be act as Evaluators. As soon as
> some contributor sends in a patch that completes a task, one
> evaluator from our Pool of Evaluators will evaluate this contribution
> and decide whether a task is "done" so that the bounty is paid.
> See  for details.
> What are the eligible tasks?
> The following items from Bugzilla (see  for the clickable list) are
> tasks whose completion will be rewarded by a $200 bounty (or 160
> * 514492 Win32: Crash when loading data file with invalid txn dates
> * 669964 Importing log file from a transaction that moves money
> between mutual funds creates a brokentransaction
> * 672595 If the data file is not saved when the new file wizard
> terminates, no confirmation is issued if you exit gnucash
> * 678103 Crash when creating new invoice
> * 691587 Crash while loading corrupted .gnucash/stylesheet-2.0
> Criterion for choosing those tasks: They have severity CRITICAL and
> remained opened for quite some time already.
> Also, the following items from http://gnucash.uservoice.com/ are tasks
> whose completion will be rewarded by a $200 bounty (or 160 EUR):
> * Transaction Classifications (Bug 113772)
> * Add Undo Functionality (Bug 509267)
> * Make it easier for users to work with alternative/non-ISO/private
> currencies. (Bug 657215)
> * Add the ability to attached scanned images to invoices. (Bug
> 336843) * Type ahead search when entering the accounts to a
> transaction (Bug 545160)
> * More charting: Budget vs. Actual chart (Bug 700801)
> * Better Budgeting (Bug 700802)
> * Allow the database to be secured by way of a password (Bug
> 700803) * Manually change ordering of Transactions (Bug 700804)
> * Allow saving of Custom Reports without changing name, overwriting
> existing report (Bug 649284)
> Criterion for choosing those tasks: Those are the Top Ten feature
> requests by count of the user's votes. (Excluding the "declined" ones
> due to the immense structural changes they require.) And yes, they
> are not easy to do. That's the whole point of the GCBoP program.
> Questions? Comments?
> Feel free to send any comments and questions that come up to me
> privately or here on the list. I'll summarize and send out the final
> announcement on June 1st, when GCBoP will actually start.
> Best Regards,
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