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Revision as of 17:04, 17 February 2009 by Adamwill (talk | contribs) (fix up and re-arrange the IRC help links, link-ify the IRC channel names, correct to -bugzappers not -qa (thanks to hyee's feedback))

Joining the BugZappers

Important Account Signups

  1. Obtain a bugzilla account in Red Hat's Bugzilla
  2. Obtain a Fedora Account
    • This is necessary to obtain additional permissions in bugzilla needed to triage bugs
    • It is necessary that the e-mail address used for your Bugzilla and Fedora accounts are the same
  3. After successfully obtaining a Fedora account, view the fedorabugs group and apply to the group by clicking the Apply! button.
  4. If you can commit to being a regular triager for the current release cycle, add your name to the Active Triagers page.
    • This is a simple reference so that package maintainers know who the triagers are
    • It also gives us a rough idea who is triaging bugs in which components
This does mean certain components are reserved. If you are unfamiliar with a component and someone is very active there, it is probably a good idea to pick a different component.


  1. Join the fedora-test-list
  2. Valuable communication and real time help happen in the chat channels on IRC. See IRCSetup and IRCHowTo for more information on using IRC
    • Two useful channels to join are: #fedora-bugzappers and #fedorabot on Freenode
    • Once you are all setup and ready to go drop by and say hello on #fedora-bugzappers
    • #fedora-bugzappers is also a good place to get help if you are having problems with the sign-up process
  3. Obtain wiki edit access
    • The Fedora Project Wiki (which is what you are reading from right now) is a useful place to store and retrieve information
    • Obtaining wiki edit access gives you the ability to contribute too
  4. Attend a Bug Triage Meeting. Details on the time and location of meetings are on that page