[arch-dev-public] Improving overall experience for contributors

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Wed May 24 19:30:31 UTC 2017

[2017-05-24 13:08:18 +0200] Bartłomiej Piotrowski:
> How long do you expect people to be happy to send their changes to
> /dev/null before they give up? Because I already met some people that
> are more clever than me in every packaging related area that decided to
> switch to a distribution where joining is easier.
> [...]
> We are at the point where we have needs in every area, and ad-hoc
> recruitment is silly idea in 2017, where some distributions are
> successfully having way smaller development team and are capable of
> accepting tens of one-off contributions every week (been there, done
> that). I do not propose to give up on sponsorship process entirely, I
> mean that we need a place to communicate with contributors and that also
> includes mentoring potential packagers.

Thanks for taking the time to explain what you meant. Now that I
understand your point it seems like a good one indeed.



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