On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 9:21 AM, <toogley(a)mailbox.org> wrote:
I'm Tobias Angele (20 years old) and I want to contribute to fedora
packaging the intellij idea package. I've made already some (really small)
contributions, e.g. to debian:
Additionally, I have some experience in Java(with
maven)/C#/bash/object-orientated programming, but nothing big.
* Github: https://github.com/toogley
* GPG Key:
* IRC Nick: freenode -> toogley
* FAS: toogley, FPCA is signed
I've found http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/rpms/intellij-idea.git/
guess I can base my work on the spec file there, which I'm currently trying
to understand, update and build. I think the best option for me is to
create a github repo for packaging in the beginning. (as you probably
don't trust me :D)
I have already read or am reading
* Are there some important documents I should additionally read?
* Do you have some tips for starting packaging, or dealing with the legacy
status of the package?
* I'm used to gpg-sign my git commits/tags by default. Should I continue
this practice while packaging? I've read somewhere that some people don't
want that, therefore my question.
It looks like there used to be a package but it was retired. It's probably
worth contacting the previous maintainers and find out why it was retired
and any recommendations that they have for getting it going again.
Also, COPR ( https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Copr
) is a great way
to get builds up and running for people to test and give feedback on.