Cooperative Bug Isolation for Fedora 14

Ben Liblit liblit at cs.wisc.edu
Wed Nov 3 17:05:43 UTC 2010


The Cooperative Bug Isolation Project (CBI) is now available for Fedora 
14.  CBI (http://www.cs.wisc.edu/cbi/) is an ongoing research effort to 
find and fix bugs in the real world.  We distribute specially modified 
versions of popular open source software packages.  These special 
versions monitor their own behavior while they run, and report back how 
they work (or how they fail to work) in the hands of real users like 
you.  Even if you've never written a line of code in your life, you can 
help make things better for everyone simply by using our special 
bug-hunting packages.

We currently offer instrumented versions of Evolution, The GIMP, GNOME 
Panel, Gnumeric, Liferea, Nautilus, Pidgin, Rhythmbox, and SPIM. 
Download at <http://www.cs.wisc.edu/cbi/downloads/>.  We support 
PackageKit, yum, apt, and many other RPM updater tools; see 
<http://www.cs.wisc.edu/cbi/downloads/repo-config.html> for customized 
configuration help for any of our supported distributions and updater 
tools.  Or just download and install 
<http://www.cs.wisc.edu/cbi/downloads/rpm/fedora-14-i386/RPMS.tools/cbi-package-config-14-10.i686.rpm> 
to automatically configure most popular RPM updaters to use the CBI 
repository.

It's that easy!  Tell your friends!  Tell your neighbors!  The more of 
you there are, the more bugs we can find.

We still offer CBI packages for earlier releases as well, going all the 
way back to Fedora 1.  When and if you decide to upgrade to Fedora 14, 
we'll be ready for you.  Until then, your participation remains valuable 
even on older distributions.

-- Dr. Ben, the CBI guy


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