[Nagios-devel] Nagios 4: Call for testing

Andreas Ericsson ae at op5.se
Thu Sep 13 22:00:33 UTC 2012

Yes, you read it right. Nagios 4 is approaching, but it needs your
help to reach the finish-line, so pretty please HELP!

Right now, config parsing is a lot quicker. Check execution is
done through workers, except on-demand host chekc execution, which
is still handled by the serial model.

Code can be fetched from either of:
svn co https://nagios.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/nagios nagios

The people who provide me with the most valuable bug reports will be
rewarded with a special prize, apart from a special mention at the
Nagios World Conference 2012, happening in Minneapolis on september
25, 26, 27 and 28 this year (as it's 2012...).

Points will be given on:
* Accuracy of bugreport. If the bug is triggered by one of 13 trillion
  serviceescalations, you'll have an excellent chance if you produce
  an example config which reproduces the problem without creating a
  huge overhead.
* Patchiness of bugreport. If the bug contains valgrind output showing
  illegal memory access, or a backtrace of the error, it will be given
  extra credit. If it contains a minimal setup displaying the error as
  well as a patch fixing the error, you're almost sure to be in the
  very small Circle Of Winners.
* Surgeonry of bugreport. If a patch fixes a billion unrelated items,
  points will be taken from it.
* bugreports of a slow Nagios accompanied by gprof or valgrind output
  output will be given priority over other bugreports of a slow Nagios.

Note that only bugreports providede *before* 2012-09-24 will be
considerered, and also note that the winners will be announced at the
Nagios World Conference 2012 (unless they explicitly ask me not to
mention their names, in which case they can't even compete, really, but
will probably get several shots from me if I ever meet them and *may*
get a very special prize anyway).

Patches can be provided for Core Nagios, Livestatus, NDOUtils, Merlin
mod_gearman, dnx_utils or npcdmod. Each project gives extra points,
provided it's universal. Patches that promote a specific installation
directory are worthless and won't be considered.

So spedang! and get your hack on, folks :)

Andreas Ericsson                   andreas.ericsson at op5.se
OP5 AB                             www.op5.se
Tel: +46 8-230225                  Fax: +46 8-230231

Considering the successes of the wars on alcohol, poverty, drugs and
terror, I think we should give some serious thought to declaring war
on peace.

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