Thank you for your interest in this project, we sincerely need helping hands! As Hans said, I will be the co-mentor and also new to Outreachy.
I wrote an article  that may be able to help you start with the project. For more questions feel free to ask us on IRC, I will also try to improve that article based on your further questions.
You asked about whether you should switch to Debian only. Based on my experience, you can keep using any Debian derivatives you like since the build toolchains are almost the same, but you do need to clearly understand the differences between these distros. For example, release names like "Stretch", "Buster" instead of "Artful". Using tools like Docker, chroot or pbuilder also helps you a bit to test the packages.
Hope you get accepted!
Kai-Chung Yan (seamlik)
kukkadapu sushma 於 2017年09月07日 23:23 寫道:
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