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RE: Looking for a package to adopt

On 12-Jan-2000 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.
> 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.

you can do a few things:

scour freshmeat or the net for something not in Debian
find something in Debian that has not been updated lately and update it
read the BTS, fix a bug or three on something you use or know about
mail a developer of a package you might want and just ask for it
read the debian-devel list, people orphan packages there fairly often

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