Re: mentors for new maintainers
Christian Leutloff wrote:
> Fabrizio Polacco <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > can post and following a thread if you have time, but follow a new
> > developer is a ... full time job.
> > And also I don't feel myself in the position of answering _all_
> > questions that can come. I feel sure that I can aanswer some, but maybe
> We should define the responsibilities of a mentor. (Igor, can you
> collect the definition and repost it to the list!?)
> Here's my view:
> The mentor is the first person to contact if there are any
> difficulties or questions. The mentor puts his newbie on the relevant
> documents/lists etc. He gives some hints on useful tools (debhelper,
> debmake, ...) He's *not* the guru to answer all questions. This way
> he's more like a personal leader/helper and it isn't a full time job.
The above definition is fine with me. I would add that the mentor would help
with the problems a newbie will encounter while trying to build his first
package, and check that the package is fine before it gets uploaded.
It would be nice if at least a couple more people volunteered for mentoring.
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Igor Grobman email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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