Giving away three MacBook Pro 15" systems with Retina displays... Oh boy... what were we thinking?!
The Core 4 Bug Hunt is getting down to the wire -- The official Core 4 release will be here in a matter of weeks!
We are giving away amazing prizes to the top three bug finders. The top three bug hunters can choose from:
- MacBook Air (11" or 13")
- MacBook Pro (13" or 15") - And lucky you, Apple just released their 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display
- IMac (21" or 27")
- all-expenses-paid trip to Austin, Texas for a Zenoss Mastery Class
And EVERYONE who submits a qualified bug will receive a limited edition t-shirt.
If you want to try out Zenoss Core 4 Beta, the fastest way is to use my new auto-deploy script (this script has been updated since my last blog post.) Download and run this script on a CentOS or RHEL 6 64-bit installation, and it will download and install everything for you, and then you simply go to localhost:8080 to complete Zenoss setup.
Then file bugs at jira.zenoss.com. For any relatively serious bug, give it a priority of 2 or above. This will ensure that it will get reviewed by our defect review in a timely manner. Our developers will review and re-prioritize the bug if necessary and then add it to our backlog, which is our bug queue. When this is done, it is eligible for points. 8 points for a P1, 4 for a P2, 2 for a P3 and 1 for a P4. I will enter a bug comment stating that points have been awarded when I do my next tally. Please see this blog post for detailed instructions on how to use JIRA and submit a bug.
And now, our current Leaderboard:
- Andrea Consadori, 190 points (19 P1 bugs)
- Ricardo Sff, 86 points (7 P1 bugs)
- Jane Curry, 81 points (4 P1 bugs)
- Yuliyan Lesev, 29 points (1 P1 bug)
The big news for the semi-finals is that Yuliyan Lesev has moved into striking distance, and can potentially move to a top 3 position before Core 4 is released. Yes, there is still time for you to do some serious bug hunting and move in to the top three position.
Here are my tips for those who want to win: first, when you file a bug, be sure to add the tag "bughunt" to it. Also, do not under-prioritize your bug. Keep it at priority of 2 or higher so it gets reviewed by defect review.
Next, be sure not to just rely on my auto-deploy script. Try installing it manually (download from here) on RHEL or CentOS 5 and 6, 64-bit, and look for issues in our PDF documentation. Any install documentation problems are considered serious bugs and will in turn likely get you serious points. After you get the beta up and running, cosmetic issues you find will get you minor points, but actual problems with the functionality or reliability of the software will get you more points, because the issue will get a higher priority.