We have an interesting situation with Jokosher. We are close. So. Very. Close. Just a little more bug fixing and we can get out a release that everyone can use reliably.

However, we need help. We need people to come and test Jokosher, and to bug-fix where possible. To make this easier to get involved, we will be running a number of hack sessions. These are scheduled sessions when the Jokosher team will be in #jokosher on irc.freenode.net. It is an ideal opportunity to come and help.

The plan is simple:

Not everyone can fix the bugs, but everyone can help test and find out more information about the cause of the bugs. Think of it as a software version of Murder She Wrote. 🙂

We have two hack sessions scheduled this week – Wed 12th September and Thurs 13th September, both from 9pm UTC in #jokosher on irc.freenode.net. They are quite late as that is when many of our hackers seem to be around. There will also be people in the channel before the hack session.

I am also going to try a little experiment and invite people to join a conference VoIP session while we work. This could create a productive atmosphere so we can chat to each other when exploring these bugs. Initially I am going to use Skype to see if this works, with the hope of using a free software VoIP phone in the future. So, if you come to the hack session and want to join the conference call, come armed with a Skype ID.

I hope to see you there!

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