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Did we fix all small usability issues in Ubuntu Server ?

That’s the question I’ve been asking myself since nobody nominates bugs as Ubuntu Server papercuts anymore…

Ubuntu Server papercuts is an effort to fix minor annoyances and usability issues in Ubuntu Server packages. We plan to run three iterations during the Maverick cycle: an Alpha2 iteration in June (in progress), an Alpha3 iteration in July, and a Beta iteration in August. We managed to fill the Alpha2 iteration mostly using the backlog from Lucid, but so far we don’t have any new nomination for the Alpha3 iteration.

So I’m asking myself the question: is Ubuntu Server already perfect ? Is there no more small usability issue to fix ? Of course not. It’s just that our users need to find back in their memories that small PITA that hindered their Server experience, and step up to nominate it. If nobody filed a bug about it yet, just file one. Then follow this process to nominate it against the Server Papercuts project:

  1. Look up the bug you want to nominate as a Server papercut, then click on “Also affects project”
  2. Click “Choose another project” and type in “server-papercuts”, click “Continue”
  3. Click on “Add to Bug report”

Remember the guidelines:

  • Bug affects a server package
  • Bug has an obvious and easy fix
  • Bug makes the life of the sysadmin more miserable

Nominations for the Alpha3 iteration will end on June 27th ! Now prove me wrong and show me that there are still small usability issues to fix in Ubuntu Server !

Categories: Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server
  1. June 21, 2010 at 16:35

    Well, you have your first 🙂


  2. June 21, 2010 at 20:50

    @ciemon I’m all for fixing usability bugs, but that’s not a paper cut, that’s a feature request.

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