Announcement: GnuCash Bounty Program GCBoP in June/July 2013
cri79 at libero.it
Fri Jun 7 14:58:54 EDT 2013
On Google+ and facebook it got announced. I have not added a news file
in the GnuCash website because I havn't yet set the new git repo.
Il 07/06/2013 17:26, Geert Janssens ha scritto:
> 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,
>>  http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Bounty_Program
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