Improving our processes for new contributors.

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Sun Jul 12 09:52:27 UTC 2015

On Sat, 11 Jul 2015 17:40:11 -0700, Les Howell wrote:

> 	I talk about all this because when you have someone who is interested,
> and even motivated enough to get involved, where does one go to learn
> the accepted techniques and support systems as a total newbie to the
> process?  Do you have a link to an educational process?  Are people
> greeted and provided links and encouragement?  Where and who knows the
> requisite information to get started?  

It would have been much better, if you had given it a try with a comment
on what you would had found out.

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> 	I have personally given up on the idea of contributing directly,

Saying that without giving a rationale is a useless comment.

> but
> there are others out there that you might capture if the tools and
> introduction are good.

True.  And still one can meet "least effort" new packagers, who avoid
playing with Mock and koji (Fedora's build system) although the process
documentation explicitly points at it and the instructions to do so-called
"scratch-builds" for testing. Eventually, a reviewer will ask for koji
builds, and then there's silence for a long time, because it's the time
to start looking into tools that are relevant to Fedora packagers.

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