I have been using Fedora for about two years and have been wanting to
contribute for quite some time, but was always unsure how exactly could I
help. I would like to program in Python and/or write articles for
fedoramagazine.org. I am particularly interested in CommOps, since I'm
passionate about data analysis and it is one of the rare projects that
seems to use Python. Are there any other projects you recommend taking a
(Fedora join ML CCed)
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"
Not trying to put a jam in the gear here but dont you think for the
working class people you should have a night class? Seems to me by
looking at the times its all when the working class people is at work.
Just a idea here is all
I was reading fedora class room post on fedora magazine . It has
published schedule for sessions where the dates mentioned are -
2017-08-28 – 2017-09-01 for Fedora QA session. It will clash with
Can we reschedule this class, so that it does not clash with Flock.
Thanks & Regards,