[Mageia-dev] Looking for a Mageia packaging mentor

D.Morgan dmorganec at gmail.com
Sat Aug 27 20:11:49 CEST 2011

On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 7:07 PM, Olav Vitters <olav at vitters.nl> wrote:
> [ Initially I something similar to this to tombhadAC because he's
>  involved with GNOME packaging, but think he's busy as I didn't get a
>  response ]
> I'd like to join the Mageia packaging team.
> I'm interested to help ensure Cauldron
> 1) has the latest GNOME packages available. Meaning: upgrade the micro
> versions. I'm involved in GNOME (sysadmin, release team) and I use
> Mageia myself, so that is the reason why I want to help Mageia.
> 2) possibly add packages from Cooker that are not available in Cauldron
> (I'm a *long* time Mandriva/Mandrake user). My main interest is with the
> GNOME packages though.
> Experience in rpm packaging: Never created a spec file from scratch, but
> have often changed existing spec files (minor changes such as version
> changes, addition/removing of patches and so on) and sometimes had to
> redo a patch (mostly Python; not a C developer). Done that when needed
> over the last ~5 years or so across various distributions
> (Mandrake/Fedora/RHEL and even a few times .deb on Ubuntu).
> Note: My interest is mainly to stay a novice packager. So to help out on
> the easy stuff. People in #mageia-dev mentioned that this is fine.
> Someone willing to act as a mentor?
> If yes, could you arrange the permissions I'd need? My SSH public key is
> at http://www.gnome.org/~ovitters/id_rsa.pub and my identity / userid at
> Mageia is ovitters.
> --
> Regards,
> Olav

i can be your mentor if you want i have a free slot :)

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