I wanted to give everyone a quick update on the Bughunt and our progress on Core 4. After my post several weeks back, today's news is much better:
Participation is up, and we've had multiple new people up on the leaderboard. Andrea has been working non-stop to claim his spot at the top and both Ricardo and Andrea are not far ahead of everyone with Andrea breaking the 100 points barrier. Jane has taken the 3rd spot with 24 points, non the less she's not here in Austin yet and could easily be pushed off the 3rd place by someone else.
In what might seem to be bad news at first, the official release of Core 4 has been delayed till May. This is in part because the bughunt has actually created a series of tickets we need to address before the release, so you guys are making the developers sweat and that was the point of all this.
Here is an updated leaderboard as of today:
I think the introduction of JIRE has been a big success at this point, many people have created their own accounts and are opening tickets on their own. We're very happy with all the benefits JIRA brings to the Bughunt, the community and internally. We continue to refine the process, especially the issue with tickets becoming invisible after creation, however, we do believe it's a big step forward. So we'll ask you to hang in there with us until it's all smooth and shiny.
3. Hidden Features
People closely involved over the last several weeks should have noticed the introduction of two really cool new features. Since we're in Alpha stage these haven't been documented yet, so they are somewhat hidden and secret. Obviously there will be official documentation once we actually release, but if you sniff around for anything Windows or ZenPack repo on the forums and the comments you'll probably find what you are looking for.
4. Redhat 6
After many requests and a series of delay's we're now finally pushing RH6 RPMs to Sourceforge, any build after 1469 will now have these packages. We're hoping that everyone will provide lots of feedback on anything that might crop up during installs or otherwise. Everyone has been waiting on these for a long time and we hope they work well for people. Best of all, it's another opportunity to file more bugs and get points.