Improving our processes for new contributors.

Miroslav Suchý msuchy at
Tue Jul 21 12:44:46 UTC 2015

Dne 11.7.2015 v 23:38 Jonathan Underwood napsal(a):
> Thoughts from the COPR folks?

I like the idea of adding Copr as intermediate step for new contributors. Copr is outer ring of Fedora and it definitely
make sense for newbies to go from outer ring to ring0. Step by step.

Additionally we have in plan to run fedora-review consequently after each build, which hopefully will lead to better
quality of spec files and resulting RPMs.

Regarding long wait for sponsor: We have little over 120 sponsors right now. And there is little over 210 reviews
waiting for sponsors.
If every sponsor would take 2 reviews right now, the queue would be empty. So our current process still can work.
However I am aware that sponsoring somebody is very irregular task. I am sponsor too. It happen that I sponsor 2
contributors in one month, but sometimes there are months where I focus on something else and I forgot on my sponsor
duties. I assume other sponsors have it similar.
I would welcome if somebody can write cron script which would mine data from BZ and send me email that:

Dear sponsor,
it seems that you did not sponsor anybody for 3 months. We have 120 new contributors waiting for sponsor.
Please consider taking some bug from:

Sincerely your Watchmen

Miroslav Suchy, RHCA
Red Hat, Senior Software Engineer, #brno, #devexp, #fedora-buildsys

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