Self Introduction: James Elford


I'm a long-time user of Fedora, but have yet to contribute. My experience
is as a software engineer, and I have a couple of small previous open
source contributions (here's[1] my github) - hopefully this will be my
first to Fedora.

I'd like to take over maintaining the package for brightnessctl[2], which
was orphaned a little while ago when the previous maintainer had to step
away[3]. I've opened an issue on pagure[4] and mentioned my interest to the
brightnessctl maintainers, but I'm not quite sure the process from here.
The previous version of the brightnessctl package needs a few updates
before it's ready to be re-included - for example I'd like to move it to
the latest upstream, and enable the sd-bus integration. I'd very much
appreciate any pointers.

I've seen the page on orphaned packages[5], and I'm trying to follow the
instructions there. I think the next step is to open a Package Review
request on bugzilla, including a new spec file - is that right?


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Re: Self Introduction: James Elford

By James Elford at 12/01/2019 - 08:29

In the time it took me to write this introduction, I've already had a very speed response on Pagure to confirm that's what I need to do. I'll post further updates on the Pagure issue / the review request directly.