Re: MOM: Expression of Interest
thanks for your interest in MoM. At first it would be cool if you would
confirm that you are reading the list email@example.com which
would enable me to leave out CC to you personally which is unusual on
On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 06:34:35PM +0100, ismail adegbenga wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
> I am a follower of the gnumed-devel mailig list.
> I just read your mail showing your intent to mentor a student on the above
I really liked that Sebastian forewarded my mail and I'm happy to teach
you about the things you need to work on the packages.
> I am not a programmer, although I am willing to learn and contribute
> something to the growth of FOSS.
It does not harm if you have some coding skills but it is not required
specifically not if the package in question you are targeting is
basically packaged and just needs updates.
> I am a Debian-Sid user.
> I have noticed the relatively slow pace at which updates appear in
Is this concerning the gnumed packages? Just to make sure we are
talking about the same thing: I think we are quite good behind upstream
GNUmed to package for Debian *unstable*. If you are concerned about
getting these packages into Debian *stable* that's something else and
would be only possible via backports. Could you go a bit more into
detail what would you consider a faster pace (just to understand what
you are gaining for - I'm by all means for an enhancement, just to
make sure we adjust our time scale properly. :-)).
> I am assuming this is due to the few number of people involved
> in packaging upstream updates
> I am willing to learn and contribute if this will improve the general
> state of things.
I'd be very happy if somebody else would update the GNUmed packages in
SVN and I would just need to pull the status and upload.
To start with the MoM poject I'd suggest you put your name on the Wiki
page and read the Debian Med policy which is linked under "Helpful
Links". This gives basic advise what to do to get commit permissions to
the SVN repository.
If you have any question about this - even if you think it might sound
stupid just ask here in public. There are no such things like stupid
questions - only not asking is stupid. We need this communication to
adjust the mentoring topics.
Kind regards and thanks again for your interest to help Debian Med