Cooperative Bug Isolation for Fedora 16

Ben Liblit liblit at
Wed Nov 9 20:36:12 UTC 2011

The Cooperative Bug Isolation Project (CBI) is now available for Fedora 
16.  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 <>.  Or just 
download and install 
to automatically configure your system 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 16, 
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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