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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition: Covering 13.10 and 14.04,Ninth Edition by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Matthew Helmke

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Finding Bugs to Fix with Harvest

For many, this is a great place to start because it helps you find ways to practice while also helping the community. Harvest is a to-do list for Ubuntu development. Some of the bugs listed in Harvest are things that have been fixed upstream but have not been incorporated yet into Ubuntu packaged versions. Others are small items that no one has yet had time to fix; these are called “bitesize” bugs in Ubuntu parlance.

The bitesize bugs are the perfect place for newcomers to help out. Some of these are as simple as fixing typos in displayed text that is somewhere in a program’s code. Fixing simple bugs at first lets you focus on learning the system. This frees you from wondering whether it is your programming skill ...

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