I have a great opportunity to propose projects related to *High
*for my university. I'm interest in this field and I'm glad to know that is
there any project ideas in Fedora Project which can I engage as my final
year project and contribute for Fedora community.
I propose a simple web-FAD to clean up the package maintainer's
wishlist. It shouldn't really take up more than an hour if we have a
few people working on this.
Q. What is the wishlist?
A. It's a list of packages that fedora users would like to see in the
fedora repositories. Unfortunately, the list is not well maintained and
thus, gives inaccurate information to package maintainers.
Q. Benefits of the clean up?
A. Package maintainers will benefit from a well maintained wish-list.
It's a good place to direct prospective package maintainers too, when
they're looking for packages to get started with.
Q. How much time will it take?
A. Maybe an hour and a half, two at the most.
Q. What do I need to carry?
A. A connection to the interweb, a web browser, IRC client. Optional but
recommended: Pizza, bacon, coffee, beer, $food, $music.
Q. Why APAC specific?
A. Folks from one region are more likely to be available at a certain
time. Any one interested is more than welcome to join in, as always. :)
Q. What do I need to know?
A. Reading/writing/wiki editing. Use of package manager tools, bugzilla,
packagedb. Should have FAS account to be able to edit wiki.
Q. What do I need to do?
A. Simple workflow:
- Pick up a package listed in the wishlist
- Check if it is already packaged, or if a review ticket has already
been filed on bugzilla
- Modify wiki page accordingly.
Q. What can I learn during this FAD?
A. Using yum/$package_manager; using bugzilla; package maintainers
process; meet people, get to know your community folks, above all, *have
Q. Future plans?
A. See if anyone would like to take over the responsibility of
maintaining the wish list. We could even repeat the FAD every month or
I haven't thought of a time yet. APAC folks, are you up for it? Please
reply with a date and time that is convenient to you. Sometime this
week, Wednesday/Thursday would be nice.
Please forward the e-mail to other APAC regional mailing lists. I'm
cc'ing the Join and India lists.
Please only print if necessary.
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I can't decide which sector to choose to contibute to the project because I
am not sure where my skills apply. I am computer science student so I know
pretty well java, haskell and I consider my self to be experienced linux
user. I believe I can contribute to the bug triange or the quality
On Thursday, November 15, 2012 04:04 AM, Βασίλης Βυζάς wrote:
> Thanks for your reply,
I really don't know what reply you are talking about, simply because you
removed all context from your email.
> I read all the links you provided me and I think I
> am in the position to contribute to the fedora project. I am not really
> sure that I have chosen the correct field to contribute, I am a computer
> science student and my technical skills involve java, functional
> programming(currently haskell) and of course linux, I am very comfortable
> to work with the command line.
> If you can suggest me something to start with I will be grateful.
See, I might be able to help, but because you removed all context from
your email, I don't even know what I had suggested to you in the first
place. So if I try suggesting something now, I might just end up
repeating what I already told you, which is a waste of time for both of
When you reply to emails, make sure you keep the important context in
Also, please reply to the mailing-list, not to me personally. There are
other skilled people on the mailing-list who could help you, it's not a
So, to actually answer your question: there is nothing I can suggest for
you to work on.
Fedora is a community of **volunteers**, which means everybody work on
what they want to work. Nobody assigns work to others.
So the first thing for you to do is to really figure out what you enjoy
doing, what you want to bring to Fedora. And then, just start doing it. :)
You mentioned Java and Haskell in your email, so if you haven't found
them yet, let me at least give you the wiki pages for the Java and
Haskell Special Interest Groups:
If you want to, you can join them and help them achieve their goals.
Have a look at the general list of SIGs as well, in case you find
something that picks your interest in there: