'newpackager' is not in FAS, or How to co-maintain a package before getting sponsored

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 05:32:11 UTC 2012

On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 12:24:40PM +0800, Robin Lee wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Jason L Tibbitts III <tibbs at math.uh.edu>
> wrote:
>     >>>>> "RL" == Robin Lee <cheeselee at fedoraproject.org> writes:
>     RL> Hi, all I want to follow the route [1] to bring up a new
>     RL> packager.
>     Then why not follow the procedure you referenced?  It tells you what to
>     do, which involves opening a ticket in the appropriate trac instance.
>      - J<
> It is just the beginning at this moment. The candidate packager is still
> learning RPM packaging  and below level that can be sponsored.
> I just thought that the 'newpackager' is the group for such kind of new
> contributors. People in this group can have access to limited group of packages
> and cannot own any package. But, after all, the group is not existing.
> So, that means new willing contributors can only co-maintain the package by
> sending patches and filing bugs, instead of having direct commit privilege to
> the Git repo?
Not at all.

If you are willing to mentor the new packager, then they can be sponsored
into the packager group.

If you are not a sponsor yourself, you open a ticket in fesco's trac stating
who you'd like to have sponosred and that you will be mentoring them as they
comaintain which package with you.

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