Many of you have been participating in Rob Linden’s weekly bug triage meeting, an outstanding community-driven initiative to help us review and prioritize all the great Resident feedback coming in through the . We want to expand on the success of these triage meetings by adding an additional weekly triage focused exclusively on user interface bugs.
The UI bug triage will be held during my regular User Experience office hour on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM. I’ll be moderating the meeting with help from Torley and Iridium Linden but we’ll be counting on the Resident community to help shape the agenda. We’ll be following roughly the same format of Rob’s triage meetings. Instructions for proposing UI triage agenda items can be found on the Wiki. As a general guideline, UI triage will cover bugs flagged with the User Interface component. Minutes and transcripts from the UI triage meetings will also be posted on the Wiki.
And remember — Resident-reported bugs make this process work! For more details on reporting bugs, see Torley’s blog post on writing better bugs.
The first UI bug triage will be held Tuesday, July 10th. We look forward to seeing some of you there!
Yesterday’s first UI bug triage meeting was a big success, thanks to the many Residents who participated (snapshot below). The purpose of these meetings is to give you an opportunity to engage in open, actionable conversation with Linden Lab about which bugs to fix and how. So your ongoing participation in the triage process is critical to its success. Please continue reviewing the issue list, proposing agenda items, and yes, writing “better bugs.” 🙂
I’d like to address the concern that Linden Lab isn’t interested in bugs with no votes. All valid, reproducible bugs will be triaged, even those without any votes. However, we will continue prioritizing bugs by vote as this is the best indicator of which bugs are causing the most pain to the largest number of Residents. Again, if you are deeply concerned about a bug that has a lower number of votes, you are welcome to edit the triage agenda prior to the meeting.
For those who couldn’t attend yesterday’s triage, the meeting notes and transcript are posted on the Wiki. We encourage Residents who are unable to attend the meeting due to scheduling issues to stay involved by reporting bugs, voting, and proposing agenda items.
Thanks again for your continued support and participation!