2020-02-14 Global bug squashing day

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About GBSD

Global Bug Squashing Days are days when the community dedicates their efforts to working on the Koha community open bugs.


The 24 hours of Friday February 14 2020, in whatever time zone you are in. (And if that is inconvenient you might choose some other time zone than your own...)

  • Starting time - Friday February 14 2020 starts in Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati
  • Ending time - Friday February 14 2020 ends in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

How can I help?

Really anything that helps improving Koha! :) I_want_to_help

Some ideas

  • Browse the bugs
    • Check old open bugs to see if they are still relevant to newer versions
    • Weed out duplicate bugs if you see two that are the same
    • Add more information to make squashing bugs easier
      • Maybe you have seen the bug and know how to reproduce?
      • Maybe you have a good workaround to help in the meantime?
  • Comment on bugs:
    • Librarians especially, we need you to help us with bugs that are 'In Discussion' and share your thoughts and workflows.
    • Give feedback on new features and help us figure out how things should work before they become part of Koha
  • Test patches, comment on them or even sign them off (more info in resources below)
  • Fix, update, or just pretty up the wiki?
  • Any questions? Talk to us on IRC!
  • You can also follow GBSD on Twitter!

Some helpful resources

Friendly Guides

The following folks have volunteered to help guide testers through all aspects of the sign-off process -- setting up sandboxes or kohadevbox, configuration of git-bz, doing sign-offs with git. and answering general sign-off questions. If you're looking for a guide, simply ask in the #koha irc channel, or use /msg <<irc nick>> (e.g. /msg oleonard ) for a private chat.

  • cait
  • oleonard
  • tcohen
  • ashimema

(it should be noted that everybody in the community is friendly and helpful; feel free to ask in #koha if you have questions, *someone* will be happy to help, even if those above aren't available).


  • Dashboard - the goal is to get your name as high up in the "Monthly Scoreboard" as possible :-)
  • bug_status.pl shows the number of bugs that need to be signed off, and the colour will change as the numbers gets lower (60+ = red, 50-60 = yellow, 29-0 = green)
  • progress.pl shows the changes of status per date (updated in real time, timezone: UTC) Want to play with the data? Here they are, in JSON format.
  • Bugzilla Bar Chart shows how many bugs are in the various states of the QA process

Bugs of interest

* Bug 22393 - Remove last remaining manualinvoice use
* Bug 22359 - Improve usability of 'change calculation' (bug 11373)
* Bug 24474 - Lost items that are checked out are always returned, even when attempting to renew them
* Bug 17702 - Create configuration for account credit types
* Bug 23355 - Add 'cashup' process to the accounts system
* Bug 24082 - Add a 'refund' option to anonymous payments
* Bug 24298 - Record if a transfer was triggered by 'return to homebranch'
* Bug 24299 - Record if a transfer was triggered by 'rotating collections'
* Bug 24446 - Record if a transfer was triggered by a 'hold'
* Bug 24297 - Record if a transfer was triggered 'manually'
* Bug 23092 - Transfers should record 'requested' as well as 'sent' and 'arrived' dates.
Staff client
* Bug 15522 - New interface for revamped circulation rules
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