Re: Paths into Debian
On 24/09/13 16:41, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> On 24/09/13 at 14:46 +0200, Daniel Pocock wrote:
>> On 24/09/13 14:09, Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
>>> On Sep 24, 2013 8:03 AM, "Stefano Zacchiroli" <firstname.lastname@example.org
>>> <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 07:51:53AM -0400, Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
>>>>> Its not just you - while I appreciate using a word other than
>>> bitesized or
>>>>> low-hanging-fruit, I tend to get the same slightly off putting feeling
>>>>> about "gift"
>>>>> Not to bikeshead.
>>>> So, folks, what do you propose instead? :)
>>>> If the chosen terminology send the "wrong" message, and hence it's
>>>> potentially a blocker, let's change it (but better do it only *once*,
>>>> hence the need of getting it "right" this time).
>>> I don't want to give the wrong impression - I'll still use the chosen
>>> tag, but if I'm to play the Umarell, I'd be most likely to use "bitesize"
>>> Seriously, I don't want to get between work getting done, though.
>> However people feel about "gift", there is also the jargon factor. For
>> newcomers, jargon is a barrier and potential time waster
>> Can we use a word that is neutral and obvious?
>> Maybe "trivial-to-fix" or something like that?
> Wouldn't new contributors feel bad if they can't fix a "trivial-to-fix"
> I think that if we change the name because 'gift' sends a wrong message,
> it would be better to change to something that doesn't try to convey a
> message, like suitable-for-new-contributors, or new-contributors.
It is contextual as well
What is "trivial" for an experienced Java programmer is not trivial to a
Java beginner or somebody who only knows Python and C.
My feeling is that a Java task marked "trivial" or whatever should be
trivial for a Java beginner but it would not need to imply that it is
trivial for somebody who knows Python.
Maybe there could be tags such as "java-bitesize" or "python-quickfix"
or "c-trivial" and in each case, it assumes the person attacking it has
beginner level knowledge of the technology in question