[haiku-development] Interest in an Alpha-Blocker Bounty

  • From: Humdinger <humdingerb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Haiku Development ML <haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 07:09:17 +0100

Hi guys,

after the MacBook bounty failed, $750 have to be allotted to another project or, if thus desired, paid back to the donors. A poll showed that about 1/3 are for a bounty to fix bugs that still block the alpha release, another 1/3 want to put it to a bounty for a wireless network stack (see http://www.haikuware.com/20090114259/bounty-poll-results).

Since wireless support is such a huge endeavour, $750 won't get us very far.
Fixing a number of the most tenacious alpha blocking bugs, however, seems like a realistic goal.

Now, since these kind of bugs are apparently very tough to pin down and fix, possible takers of the bounty are probably the usual suspects of the core devs on this list. So, is there anyone who is able to tackle those bugs, take some time off from work for a week or two, to go on a serious bug safari? Those $750 could probably be raised by a few hundred dollars if needed.

Or do you think solving these alpha blocking bugs isn't conductive to a short 
term bounty?
Are there other things to be considered?

Regards,
Humdinger

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