Re: Help me find a project to join!
Henrik null <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Please help me find a project to join! I have been looking through
> some bug reports and some projects that are up for adoption and I
> think I need some help to find a project that is on my level. What do
> debian developers usually start with?
You're going about it the right way: find bug reports that interest you,
dig into the problem and try to come up with a solution, submit a patch
to the bug report, correspond with the maintainer when they respond.
Keep repeating this and you'll:
* learn a great amount about the programs that make up Debian
* learn a great amount about how Debian packages are put together
* learn a great amount about how Debian itself is put together
* learn how to identify packages that are likely to match your skills
* learn how much patience is actually required with ongoing maintenance
* make a record of your interactions with Debian project members
all while making improvements to Debian with quick turn-around. Every
one of those is essential to becoming a good Debian project member, so
it's a very high-yield route to entry into the project.
Thank you for your enthusiasm to improve Debian, and good fortune to you
in scratching your itches!
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