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Re: Looking for a package to adopt

Hello there!

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On Wed, Jan 12, 2000 at 04:31:50PM +0100, Thierry Laronde wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm not a developer yet, but I'm looking for a package to adopt in order to
> learn, with an actual example, how the work has to be done.

Have a look at the wnpp pages:
It's a bit out of date, but there may be something there that's
tractable.  Check out the BTS (bug tracking system), download the
package, play with it a bit and so forth.

> I absolutely don't care about the package by itself, I'd just like to adopt
> a package not too difficult --- I'm an absolute beginner ;) ---, not hardware
> specific --- basic PC ---, but that you think useful for Debian, and
> which has
> several bugs pending.

Are you a beginner at programming or at packaging?  Some of the issues
can get pretty intricate, even with a "simple" package.  Just want to
warn you of that.

And besides bugs pending, you could just try upgrading the package to
the latest version of policy (  Quite enough to keep you busy
and learning!

> The official ITP would be made in a few weeks (when I feel reasonably ready), 
> for woody. If, by the time, the package is already adopted, it will not be a
> problem : seems that there is enough work for everybody...

ITP = intent to package.
I think you mean "intent to adopt".

Also, make good use of the debian-mentors list for help getting
started packaging, and have a look at http://www.debian.org/devel for
introductory developer information (developer's reference, packaging
and policy manuals and so on).



  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
        Debian GNU/Linux Developer,  see http://www.debian.org/~jdg
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