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Re: Work-needing packages report for Mar 9, 2012

On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 11:53 AM, Thomas Goirand <zigo@debian.org> wrote:
> On 03/09/2012 11:40 AM, lina wrote:
>> Anybody needs a helper, please contact me.
>> I started using debian since 2 years ago and definitely love it so much.
>> And for the last two and a half years I got lots of help from the
>> debian-user list.
>> I always think of doing something to return,
>> Honestly speaking, in the past I was more like a trouble-maker than maintainer.
>> anyway, I learned and made some slow progress.
>> Another reason is that, how to say, I am on the edge of becoming 30,
>> not sure how long I can live in this hello world,
>> but (positively) possible can still work for the next 30 years? and
>> hopefully next 50 years?
>> so in the next 30 years or at least following years I wish I can do some help.
>> Yesterday I checked wnpp-alert.
>> Several packages gotta my interest,
>> but I am not so confident after careful considerations, which involved
>> the number of users and possible problems may emerge in future.
>> Here, suppose someone who needs an assistant with small things, I am
>> really willing to start earlier.
>> I finished my email, thanks for your time,
>> Best regards,
>> lina
> Lina,
> Thanks for your interest in Debian, and your will for contributing.
> The way it works is that you'd pick-up any package of your interest,
> and start fixing it, or package the latest version, then submit your
> work to debian-mentors (through the mentors.debian.net website).
> There's nobody who is going to point to you what to do, it's really
> up to you to decide. Using the list of orphaned packages is a very
> good idea and a very good way to start, by the way.
> If you have any question on the procedure, we welcome you to
> send mails to debian-mentors@lists.debian.org (but best is that
> you find your way yourself by reading all the different docs that
> are available on the debian.org site).
> So in a short way: if you want to help, do not worry, we will help
> you to help! :) But please pick-up something to do yourself.

Thanks for the suggestions, especially "pick-up something to do yourself."
I understand now.
> Cheers,

Best regards,
> Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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