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Offering do-anything-swap in exchange to white_dune sponsoring

Hi,

Cause i can't offer a review-swap (cause i am not in the packager
group), i offer a do-anything-swap in exchange to white_dune fedora
sponsoring.

I have some experience in writing C, C++, java, awk, lex/yacc and
shellscript, but i don't have enough time to write a complex 300000
lines program like white_dune from scratch.
Creating a prototype or a add-on would be possible.
Or debugging a big program using gdb on a clear error would be great.
The tasks i worked on are X3D, OpenGL/jogl and numerics, but i would
debug any task...

so long
MUFTI

Comments

Re: Offering do-anything-swap in exchange to white_dune sponsori

By Dominik 'Rathan... at 07/26/2019 - 13:41

Hello,

On Friday, 26 July 2019 at 18:42, J. Scheurich wrote:
Posting links to the informal reviews you completed would be the best
way to attract potential sponsors, but I cannot find any.

Showing your understanding of Packaging Guidelines is I think essential
to becoming a Fedora packager, so please do some informal reviews
first.

Regards,
Dominik

Re: Offering do-anything-swap in exchange to white_dune sponsori

By J. Scheurich at 07/29/2019 - 14:55

What can you do in a informal review more than sending comments with
found potential problems ?

so long
MUFTI

Re: Offering do-anything-swap in exchange to white_dune sponsori

By Alexander Ploumistos at 07/29/2019 - 18:55

Hello mufti,

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 9:56 PM J. Scheurich < ... at web dot de> wrote:
Helpful comments such as those you've made on Bugzilla are always welcome.
You may have noticed some people using a template when reviewing
packages, one that covers all possible aspects of a package. This
template is produced by the fedora-review tool, but you can always do
the same work manually, as long as you go over the same areas
(fedora-review and the template really help the reviewer keep track of
things).

In December, Michael Schwendt gave you the link to the package review process:
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Package_Review_Process" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Package_Review_Process">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Package_Review_Process</a>
This page explains how things should proceed, what each interested
party needs to do and it contains a few relevant links.

I noticed that you had issues when building some of the packages that
you commented on. Given that new packages in fedora start their lives
in rawhide, if you do not want to maintain a rawhide instance, Mock is
a great tool to test builds in whichever fedora version you want,
especially rawhide:
<a href="https://github.com/rpm-software-management/mock/wiki" title="https://github.com/rpm-software-management/mock/wiki">https://github.com/rpm-software-management/mock/wiki</a>
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Using_Mock_to_test_package_builds" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Using_Mock_to_test_package_builds">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Using_Mock_to_test_package_builds</a>

Best regards,
A.

Re: Offering do-anything-swap in exchange to white_dune sponsori

By J. Scheurich at 07/30/2019 - 01:01

On 30.07.19 00:55, Alexander Ploumistos wrote:
In short:

| Review the package ..
| * Go through the MUST items listed in Review Guidelines
<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:ReviewGuidelines> .
| * Go through the SHOULD items in Review Guidelines
<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:ReviewGuidelines> .
| * The FedoraReview <https://fedorahosted.org/FedoraReview/> tool
(packaged as fedora-review) can help to automate this process.
| * Include the text of your review in a comment in the ticket. For easy
readability, simply use a regular
| comment instead of an attachment.

I didnt't include the text of the review, cause i thought, potential
problems has to be solved first 8-(
Sometine others (who can do a real review), added the text of the
review, some others wrote
something like:

"I have manually reviewed this package, and it is APPROVED. It conforms
to the Fedora Packaging Guidelines, and is under an acceptible license.
It builds cleanly in Rawhide."

Is it ok for a informal review, to send the text of the review, if some
other reviewer also included
the text of the review ?

so long
MUFTI

 

so long
MUFTI

Re: Offering do-anything-swap in exchange to white_dune sponsori

By Alexander Ploumistos at 07/30/2019 - 07:07

Hi mufti,

On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 8:02 AM J. Scheurich < ... at web dot de> wrote:
You can mention all the issues you have found with the package you are
reviewing at once. No need to do it piecemeal, unless we are talking
about something fundamental, e.g. patent-encumbered code, that can't
be in Fedora.

I believe that in these cases, there was a problem with fedora-review.
Keep in mind that while fedora-review minimizes the effort you need to
put in, you must go over all the items listed, to check for false
positives or issues that the program could not assess.

If someone has already gone through the checklist, but there is still
something missing, there is no need to reiterate the issues that have
already been addressed. Having been on the receiving end of the
process myself, I always found it helpful to have the checklist at
some point, because more often than not, there were issues that had
escaped my attention. Several times, I've had reviewers pasting in
later comments the bits of the template that I had forgotten to fix.
Another advantage of using the template is that the text is pretty
clear-cut and self-explanatory. Use common sense and you'll be fine.

By the way, before you start commenting on the particulars of each
package, you should notify people that you are doing an informal
review, so as to avoid frustration and they know to keep looking for a
sponsor.

Best regards,
A.

Re: Offering do-anything-swap in exchange to white_dune sponsori

By Bob Mauchin at 07/29/2019 - 12:24

On Monday, 29 July 2019 17:25:56 CEST J. Scheurich wrote:

I sent you a mail regarding sponsoring, have you received it (might be in
SPAM)?

Re: Offering do-anything-swap in exchange to white_dune sponsori

By J. Scheurich at 07/27/2019 - 00:52

I already done some informal reviews, but nothing happens 8-(
What is wrong in offering something like debugging ?

so long
MUFTI

Re: Offering do-anything-swap in exchange to white_dune sponsori

By Dominik 'Rathan... at 07/27/2019 - 18:55

On Saturday, 27 July 2019 at 06:52, J. Scheurich wrote:
Please provide the links.

Nothing, but as I said, a Fedora packager should show they understand
the packaging guidelines. Doing reviews is one of the best ways.

Regards,
Dominik