[Mageia-dev] looking for a mentor

Jerome Quelin jquelin at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 18:39:00 CEST 2011

On 11/04/11 17:58 +0200, Thierry Vignaud wrote:
> On 11 April 2011 13:02, Jerome Quelin <jquelin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > note: i was the previous mentor.
> >
> > i prefer to step down from mentoring michal, not because of him but
> > because of my skills: as michal wants to work on a new toolchain with
> > low-level compilers, assemblers and other such tools, i really feel not
> > comfortable enough about my own knowledge to really answer his
> > questions.
> >
> > therefore, if you think you are comfortable enough with said subjects,
> > don't hesitate to step up: michal is a nice guy, listening to
> > suggestions, and eager to work on his packages!
> >
> > sorry for the false hope to michal, but i hope he will find someone that
> > will be able to follow him in his quest!
> Maybe can you still mentor him, on the packaging side (quality, rpmlint, ...)

even for those questions, i cannot really answer. example: fasm package is
compiled with a -m32 option - is it ok? well maybe not, but in that case
the package cannot be compiled. and this is just the tip of the

my core skills is about perl packaging, and packages using a standard
toolchain (configure / make / make install). my c-foo is long gone, and
i never had the rpm-foo to deal with complex packaging such as
non-standard, "bare-bone" compilation toolchain.

i can continue mentoring michal, commenting on the rpm quality that i
can handle and pushing his packages - but that would not be fair towards
michal, since in that case i'm not fully playing my role of mentor.

jquelin at gmail.com

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