[Mageia-dev] Volunteering to [attempt] packaging.

andre999 andre999mga at laposte.net
Sat Jun 2 08:41:40 CEST 2012

Hi Rob,

I'm contacting you in my role as packager mentoring coordinator.
(continued below)

Robert Wood a écrit :
> Following a discussion on the forum, I'd like to volunteer to do some 
> packaging.
> I develop software [and hardware] for a living, *but* this is little 
> embedded programs that work on processors with a few k of RAM and up 
> to 256k of flash memory. The up-side to this is that I understand 
> programming and much of this is not totally alien to me; the down side 
> is there's a fair difference between run-to-complete programs written 
> for an ARM or AVR in C and huge program using endless libraries in C++!
> So, if someone is willing to work with me and hand-hold me in learning 
> the process, it would be great to give something back to the 
> community. I am constantly learning new stuff in my job and certainly 
> willing and able to learn how to do this.
> Rob
Since Mageia 2 is now released, and experienced packagers (potential 
mentors) don't have all their free time occupied by the release process, 
now is a good time to start the mentoring process.

The first step is to get a Mageia Identity from 
http://identity.mageia.org/, if you haven't already done so.  (This is 
used for virtually all interaction on Mageia.)

The next step is, ideally, to post your information at 
Potential mentors can then refer to this list to find the most 
appropriate apprentices.
If you like, I can do that for you -- just let me know your Mageia Id.
(I'll use the info in your post)

Also it is very useful to hang out IRC (freenode #mageia-mentoring -or- 
as well as posting to the mageia-dev list as you did.

In the next day or so I will be putting my regular post on the -dev 
list, of potential packagers looking for a mentor.  I'd like to have 
your name on it.

Regards :)

(packaging mentoring coordinator)

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