On 10/16/2010 02:15 AM, francis southern wrote:
> Seeing as no one else has replied to this, I guess I shall.
I wanted to, but did not get around to it.
> I'm not a Debian Developer, only a user, my reply might be helpful and
> it might make you feel better, knowing that someone has read your
> mail. :-)
I am a DD, but this does not make much of a difference :)
> The standard reference for becoming a DD is this:
> I guess there will be a lot of information for you to get started with
> there; I think the only other thing you could do is try and find some
> packages that you're interested, or that you have knowledge of, and
> see if they need help in any way.
> Another option is to take a look at this list of packages without
> maintainers to see if you think you can help with any of them:
> I think it's better to help with existing packages rather than adding
> something new to Debian, in most cases.
To start with existing packages is much easier for the Debian-technical
sides of things. And one gets (in most cases, try multiple) some direct
mentoring by the respective package maintainer, too. So, you might want
to look at release critical bugs and try fixing them. But this is
already rather advanced. Start with finding some typo, fix and rebuild
and send patches to the bts and/or as a personal mail to the maintainer,
explaining your motivation to spend more time with our distro. I
personally found the Debian Policy document an excellent read and would
like to suggest that you priorise this up in your to-read list.
There is another side of Debian, which is the communication with
upstream. Not many are aware of that. In particular in the more
science-oriented divisions, where many have the sciences in mind more
than the efficiency of the code. And if you want to educate yourself
more towards CUDA or OpenCL or just some regular parallel programming,
then there are tons of things to do. Debian would then point you to
those tools that are most accepted by the community and free and there
are communities in Debian (aka Blends) that could point you further. I
also could possibly suggest some scientific contacts for you in Milano
if you like.
> Anyway, I wish you the best with whatever you choose to do, and I hope
> it will improve the quality of Debian for me in the future. :-)
Thank you, Francis, for your very nice first reply. I hope you also
liked my extension.
> On 15 October 2010 13:08, Luca Bertoletti <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Hello I'm italian linux users.I worked for erickson and I studied I.T at
>> Università di Milano Bicocca.
>> I know shell scripting and this programmation languages: pyton, perl, java,
>> c, c++ and for the dbms sql languages.
>> I want to know if I want to became an Debian developer how can I do?
>> thanks for your attention
>> yours sincerely
>> Luca Bertoletti
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- From: francis southern <firstname.lastname@example.org>