Improving our processes for new contributors.

Neal Gompa ngompa at
Tue Jul 21 13:23:26 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 8:44 AM, Miroslav Suchý <msuchy at> wrote:

> 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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In principle, I agree that Copr is probably a good proving ground, but Copr
needs a lot of work right now to make that doable. It's extraordinarily
slow right now, and builders don't have the level of availability needed to
support it being part of the review process. It needs to become as good as
OpenSUSE's Open Build Service and Canonical's PPAs before we can have any
serious usage of it for this kind of work.

Neal Gompa (FAS: ngompa)
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