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On Wed, 2017-07-19 at 23:09 +1000, Sam Fowler wrote:
Welcome to Fedora!
> I am interested in getting the python package, PyKCS11, added into
> Fedora repos (specifically a python3 version).
> I have read the guide on becoming a fedora package maintainer but am
> unsure if I am suited to the role. I was wondering if there's
> for asking existing fedora package maintainers to become maintainers
> new packages.
There's a wishlist here where one can add interesting packages, and if
a maintainer is interested, they'd pick it up:
In general, though, people maintain packages that they use themselves.
That way, they have a vested interest in keeping their packages up to
date, and functional in general.
> The package in question, PyKCS11, has equivalent packages already
> available via pip and in Ubuntu and Debian. I was hoping that given
> relative maturity of the upstream package, it would be a straight
> forward process to get the package added into fedora.
Yea - python software is usually relatively simpler to package up.
> The reason for my hesitation in becoming a fedora package maintainer
> that I am a junior developer with no history of open source
Haha - well here's the opportunity ;)
> I am not affiliated with the upstream maintainer, Ludovic
> Rousseau, but I have contacted him to see if he would be able to add
> package into Fedora. He declined but said that he did not have a
> with someone else doing it.
Yea - it's hard for upstreams to maintain the source code and also keep
packages in various downstream distributions up to date. This is where
package maintainers come in:
> I am happy to support the initial process of submitting this new
> package. It is relatively trivial to build and install rpms from the
> github repo (python setup.py bdist_rpm), and I have been testing the
> of these rpms myself for sometime now.
> Any advice at all would be helpful.
As you've read on the wiki I'm sure, the initial packaging and review
is only one part of the maintenance process. It's keeping the software
up to date, fixing bugs or reporting them upstream, and making sure the
software is functional in general that's the real task - i.e., the long
I would suggest just going ahead and submitting the package for review
yourself. This is another helpful wiki page that you must've come
Ankur Sinha "FranciscoD"
You are kindly invited to the meeting:
Classroom Session - FOSS 101 on 2017-07-28 from 13:00:00 to 14:30:00 UTC
The meeting will be about:
The first Fedora Classroom session: FOSS 101
== Description ===
A fly-through the history of Free/Libre & Open Source (FOSS) to let you know how it all started, how did it go, what have we achieved so far, and what can we expect in the future.
Instructor: David Kaspar
Join us on to #fedora-classroom or #fedora-join if you have any questions about the session :)
I am wanting to contribute to the Fedora community (beyond getting help
from the Fedora user's list). I'm looking for a good fit to my
interests, experience, and training. I'm hoping this list can help.
I've looked at “http://whatcanidoforfedora.org/” and
“https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Join”; they do not help enough.
I'm wanting to do algorithm design and development (coding). I'd
seriously want to avoid maintenance and support. I'd like to work with
meteorology, math, and physical science / engineering. I also like
rather low-level work like parsing, encoding and decoding, and working
at the bit and byte level. I also do well with control logic.
I have over 25 years working with software. My primary languages and
* C++ (high intermediate, not quite advanced);
* C (intermediate);
* FORTRAN-77 (high intermediate).
I worked 6+ years for NASA contractors on aerospace applications, and
18+ years for NOAA (mostly the National Weather Service) contractors on
meteorology applications. I have good experience with decoders (for
example “BUFR”) and self-mapping file types (for example netCDF and
BUFR). I do not have significant GUI experience, and would prefer to
avoid such work.
I have B.S. degrees in Computer Science, Math, and Physics, all in 1979.
I've also completed all courses needed for an M.S. degree in
Atmospheric Science (though I did not complete the degree).
So what opportunities does Fedora have that are a good fit for me?
I'm new (obvious) and like to contribute. But first I wanted to know if I
got this right: the making contact part!
My name is Renate and I hope to contribute in the language/translation
Have a nice day,
The classroom sessions are only a few weeks away, so we used today's
meeting as a "readiness meeting" (as skamath put it!). We just went
over a check-list of things to be done - and boy is there quite a bit
to be done!
Here are the logs - please do help out where you think you can. It's
just quite a bit of organisation related work.
16:54 <@zodbot> Minutes: https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting-3/2017-07-03/fedora_join...
16:54 <@zodbot> Minutes (text): https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting-3/2017-07-03/fedora_join...
16:54 <@zodbot> Log: https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting-3/2017-07-03/fedora_join...
Text minutes below:
* Agenda: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Join_SIG/Next_Meeting
* rollcall (FranciscoD, 15:17:52)
* New member introductions (FranciscoD, 15:20:40)
* Community Announcements (FranciscoD, 15:22:40)
* Fedora 26 release candidate RC1.1 is up for testing:
* IRC Classroom readiness check (FranciscoD, 15:24:35)
* related tickets:
* #29 - Check if channel is ready - DONE - looks ready (FranciscoD,
* ACTION: FranciscoD close #29 as fixed (FranciscoD, 15:28:54)
* #30 - classroom manager/lead to do the few admin bits and chase us
around (FranciscoD, 15:29:56)
* LINK: https://pagure.io/fedora-join/Fedora-Join/issue/30
* ACTION: FranciscoD write "IRC classrooms coming soon post" and
include a call for help - Commblog (FranciscoD, 15:37:41)
* ACTION: x3mboy write "IRC classrooms coming soon" post for Magazine
* ACTION: FranciscoD send short call for help to MLs (announce list?)
* Session 1 - FOSS 101 (FranciscoD, 15:40:20)
* schedule - time + day (with various timezones) (FranciscoD,
* short instructor profile (FranciscoD, 15:41:52)
* short session summary (for magazine + commblog) (FranciscoD,
* "how to join" (platform info) (FranciscoD, 15:42:13)
* volunteer emcee (oversee session, send summary, metrics, logs)
* volunteer to write magazine post (FranciscoD, 15:43:11)
* volunteer to write commblog post (FranciscoD, 15:43:20)
* volunteer to send out notif to MLs (FranciscoD, 15:43:40)
* volunteer to update fedocal (FranciscoD, 15:43:45)
* ACTION: FranciscoD make a "Per session checklist" and put it on wiki
* volunteer to update wiki before, and after session (FranciscoD,
* ACTION: FranciscoD file tickets for action items from the logs
* ACTION: FranciscoD post meeting summary on planet (FranciscoD,
* ACTION: FranciscoD send logs to ML (FranciscoD, 15:53:53)
* ACTION: everyone - comment on
https://pagure.io/fedora-join/Fedora-Join/issue/27 - "Restructure
Join SIG wiki" (FranciscoD, 15:54:43)
Meeting ended at 15:54:52 UTC.
* FranciscoD close #29 as fixed
* FranciscoD write "IRC classrooms coming soon post" and include a call
for help - Commblog
* x3mboy write "IRC classrooms coming soon" post for Magazine
* FranciscoD send short call for help to MLs (announce list?)
* FranciscoD make a "Per session checklist" and put it on wiki
* FranciscoD file tickets for action items from the logs
* FranciscoD post meeting summary on planet
* FranciscoD send logs to ML
* everyone - comment on
https://pagure.io/fedora-join/Fedora-Join/issue/27 - "Restructure Join
Ankur Sinha "FranciscoD"