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Re: How to join the Alioth webwml project - proposal for changing



Hi,

Le 01/11/2011 13:41, Holger Wansing a écrit :

> Following this link as an ordinary website visitor, leads to
> Alioth showing a default page, saying that the requested
> function is not available, if one is not logged in.
> Therefore I would suggest the following changing:
> 
> 
> --- english/devel/using_cvs_orig.wml	2011-11-01 18:22:38.024601697 +0100
> +++ english/devel/using_cvs_workingcopy.wml	2011-11-01 16:01:26.666108824 +0100
> @@ -124,4 +124,7 @@
>  
>  <p>To obtain write access to the website, please <a
>  href="https://alioth.debian.org/project/request.php?group_id=1135";>request
> -to join the <code>webwml</code> project on Alioth</a>.
> +to join the <code>webwml</code> project on Alioth</a>
> +(you will have to <a
> +href="https://alioth.debian.org/account/register.php";>create an account on
> +Alioth</a>, if you don't already have one).
> 
> 
> Comments?

Thanks for raising the topic

About the text, maybe s/account on Alioth/Alioth account/ (but it might
be crappy en_MQ speaking).

About the goal, I'm not sure: we often have to decline commit access,
because we don't know the person. E.g. if someone want to be part of a
translation team, we'll be happy to grant commit access if it's asked by
the translation coordinator, but we refuse to bypass the localization
team if it exists. Likewise, if someone propose patches on the list or
on the BTS, and these patches are commit quality (it might not be true
on the beginning, but everyone can learn), we'll be happy to grant this
person commit access.

Making the click-path easier to join the Alioth group may not be the
better way to welcome new contributors, pointing also to [HELP] in this
part might be more interesting (maybe this part would need an update too).

	HELP: http://www.debian.org/devel/website/desc#help

Proposed patch attached, I don't want to send the wrong message (we do
want contributors), but make it clear that we don't give commit access
just because someone asks. Any comment about it? I also have an
uncommited patch in the beginning, don't remember who proposed it, nor
why I haven't commited it already, but comment would be welcome too on
this part, we could ask for help on debian-l10n-english@l.d.o once we
agree on the patch content, we may copy them sooner for more feedback.

Regards

David

Index: english/devel/website/using_cvs.wml
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/devel/website/using_cvs.wml,v
retrieving revision 1.23
diff -u -r1.23 using_cvs.wml
--- english/devel/website/using_cvs.wml	30 Jun 2011 09:04:35 -0000	1.23
+++ english/devel/website/using_cvs.wml	1 Nov 2011 23:58:36 -0000
@@ -60,8 +60,11 @@
 files. Partial checkouts such as these aren't really supported, though, so
 the above instructions may not always work.
 
-<p>If you have been given a username with a password, insert that instead
-of anonymous, like this:
+<p>
+If you have an Alioth account, with an associated <a
+href="https://alioth.debian.org/account/editsshkeys.php";>\
+public SSH key<a>, you can use it instead like this:
+</p>
 
 <pre>
    cvs -d :ext:username@cvs.debian.org:/cvs/webwml checkout webwml/english/doc
@@ -122,6 +125,12 @@
 
 <h3><a name="write-access">CVS Write Access</a></h3>
 
-<p>To obtain write access to the website, please <a
+<p>
+If you already know <a href="$(DEVEL)/website/desc#help">how to help</a>, and
+have provided enough patches that have been accepted by the web team or a
+localization team, you could obtain write access to the website: please <a
 href="https://alioth.debian.org/project/request.php?group_id=1135";>request
-to join the <code>webwml</code> project on Alioth</a>.
+to join the <code>webwml</code> project on Alioth</a> (you will have to <a
+href="https://alioth.debian.org/account/register.php";>create an Alioth
+account</a>, if you don't already have one).
+</p>

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