Kentico Software Plants a Tree for Every Bug

Kentico CMS 4.1 was released and the "Trees for Bugs" initiative launched!
The new Kentico CMS version 4.1 was released, delivering all that was promised, plus adding some "extras" - the "Trees for Bugs” initiative and the announcement of our 7-Day Bug Fixing policy!

From today, for each bug found by our clients in the 4.1 version of Kentico CMS, one tree will be planted. We also promise that each bug will be fixed within 7 business days from the day we have enough information to reproduce it. While bug submissions for the "Trees for Bugs" initiative will be closed by the end of October 2009, the 7-day bug fixing policy will remain for all future versions of Kentico CMS.

For both Trees for Bugs and the 7-Day Bug Fixing policy, we count only bugs that cannot be easily worked around and that do not allow usage of some particular feature. Examples:
  • The document cannot be saved correctly - bug
  • The document cannot be saved correctly when using Kentico CMS API, but this can be worked around by using some other method that works well - not a "bug" for this purpose
  • The new document icon is not displayed correctly in Firefox 2.5.1 - not a "bug" for this purpose
Of course, we will fix all bugs reported, but the "minor bugs" will be fixed in the next release (version 5.0 at the end of 2009).

You can check the current number of reported bugs (=trees to be planted) in the counter in the header of the microsite, where you will also find more details about this initiative.

There is a Czech saying: "Build a house, plant a tree, bear a son" - now you can achieve the second by testing the 4.1 version!

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Petr Passinger

Petr is the Senior Business Analyst, responsible for the mapping and optimization of the sales funnel and revenue cycle leveraging the Kentico Customer Experience Management solution for online marketing activities.


Petr Passinger commented on

I'm happy that you like the idea! Bug #248 have been fixed in the hotfix and since the bugs #247 and #248 can be easily workarounded they will be fixed in the nearest version.

AndreasR commented on

Great idea to do good things like this. I reported the (confirmed) bugs #246, #247 and #248 on September 22. But the only bug fixed up to now seems to be #248.... :-(

Petr Passinger commented on

As you can see on the "Trees for Bugs FAQ" blog post your tree label is ready, so go on! :)

Elijah Taylor commented on

Thanks for doing this! I spend more time being productive with Kentico CMS than finding bugs, so I'm not sure I'll be much help, but... ;-)

Petr Passinger commented on

Thanks Jim, I'm happy you like the idea!

JimS commented on

That is a wonderful idea! It's a pity that it will only be a small forest ;-)