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Does anybody know of any small packages that may not require too much
programming/scripting skill? Any body want any help with something? I
don't have whole lot of time, nor do I have the resources to try a
package on a different architecture.


On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 11:57:48 +1100, Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 27, 2004 at 07:28:42PM -0500, Jake Spieker wrote:
> > I would like to do something small if possible, and as I understand
> > it, there is a way so that I can help someone? I don't think I have
> > the ability to do a package on my own. Other thoughts?
> You could act as a co-maintainer of a package, handling (for instance) bug
> reports and testing prior to release.  You could be a wandering minstrel of
> bug fixing, randomly picking interesting looking bugs and trying to
> reproduce them and giving aid to the maintainer and submitter all at once.
> As an example of this, take a look at http://bugs.debian.org/287160 -- even
> after I've managed to read the bug report properly, I still can't reproduce
> the problem on my system (I have to send a followup to say that, BTW).
> Finding bugs like this, going through the report, and making a report along
> the lines of "I can reproduce this bug, here's all the useful info" or "I
> can't get this bug to appear either, and I tried this, this, this, and this"
> are both quite useful -- it gives the maintainer and submitter both more
> information.
> - Matt

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