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Old 07-15-2010, 09:40 PM
Mathias Huber
 
Default Tasks for newbie at online bug squashing (during Archcon)?

Dear Archers,

I've seen there will be an online bug squashing with Archers worldwide
during Archcon on July 22 and 23
<http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=83844>.


I've set some time apart to join the fun. However, I am an Arch newbie,
though long standing Linux user. What will there be for me to do? Can
you find me some trivial tasks? Most bugs I find in flyspray are beyond
my capabilities -- X.org flaws or missing hardware support.


I think I could update simple package builds, or correct a wrong path
here and there. Apart from that, I am quite good at writing
documentation. Should I comb the Arch wiki?


Do I need to have a spare Arch system at hand to test things? Maybe
someone could take this newbie by the hand?


Cheers,
Mathias
 
Old 07-15-2010, 10:28 PM
Thomas Dziedzic
 
Default Tasks for newbie at online bug squashing (during Archcon)?

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 4:40 PM, Mathias Huber <huber@mathiashuber.de> wrote:
> Dear Archers,
>
> I've seen there will be an online bug squashing with Archers worldwide
> during Archcon on July 22 and 23
> <http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=83844>.
>
> I've set some time apart to join the fun. However, I am an Arch newbie,
> though long standing Linux user. What will there be for me to do? Can you
> find me some trivial tasks? Most bugs I find in flyspray are beyond my
> capabilities -- X.org flaws or missing hardware support.
>
> I think I could update simple package builds, or correct a wrong path here
> and there. Apart from that, I am quite good at writing documentation. Should
> I comb the Arch wiki?
>
> Do I need to have a spare Arch system at hand to test things? Maybe someone
> could take this newbie by the hand?
>
> Cheers,
> Mathias
>
>

Have you taken a look at the following wiki?
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Getting_Involved

If you truly don't possess any coding skills (web included), then I
think helping out in the wiki would be most appreciated.
I don't have any other ideas :/
 
Old 07-16-2010, 07:16 PM
Mathias Huber
 
Default Tasks for newbie at online bug squashing (during Archcon)?

Hi,


I've seen there will be an online bug squashing with Archers worldwide
during Archcon on July 22 and 23
<http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=83844>.

I've set some time apart to join the fun. However, I am an Arch newbie,
though long standing Linux user. What will there be for me to do? Can you
find me some trivial tasks?
[...]


Have you taken a look at the following wiki?
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Getting_Involved


Yes I have, but it isn't very specific as far as Bug Days are concerned


If you truly don't possess any coding skills (web included), then I
think helping out in the wiki would be most appreciated.


I have some web coding skills (HTML, CSS, PHP, JS), which have become a
bit rusty -- anyone remember the dot com years ;-)


Well, let's see. Any suggestions will be appreciated, the more concrete
the better.


Cheerio,
Mathias
 
Old 07-16-2010, 08:37 PM
Thomas Dziedzic
 
Default Tasks for newbie at online bug squashing (during Archcon)?

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 2:16 PM, Mathias Huber <huber@mathiashuber.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>>> I've seen there will be an online bug squashing with Archers worldwide
>>> during Archcon on July 22 and 23
>>> <http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=83844>.
>>>
>>> I've set some time apart to join the fun. However, I am an Arch newbie,
>>> though long standing Linux user. What will there be for me to do? Can you
>>> find me some trivial tasks?
>>> [...]
>>
>> Have you taken a look at the following wiki?
>> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Getting_Involved
>
> Yes I have, but it isn't very specific as far as Bug Days are concerned
>
>> If you truly don't possess any coding skills (web included), then I
>> think helping out in the wiki would be most appreciated.
>
> I have some web coding skills (HTML, CSS, PHP, JS), which have become a bit
> rusty -- anyone remember the dot com years ;-)
>
> Well, let's see. Any suggestions will be appreciated, the more concrete the
> better.
>
> Cheerio,
> Mathias
>
>
>
Now that you mentioned web coding... my ideas have just opened up.

Here are some bugs dealing with web stuff:
http://bugs.archlinux.org/index.php?string=web&project=1&search_name=&type[]=&sev[]=&pri[]=&due[]=&reported[]=&cat[]=&status[]=open&percent[]=&opened=&dev=&closed=&duedatefrom=&duedateto=&cha ngedfrom=&changedto=&openedfrom=&openedto=&closedf rom=&closedto=&do=index

also, don't forget that http://bugs.archlinux.org/index.php?project=2
(aur) is full of web related bugs.

For something more concrete, my 2 pet peeves for the arch website are:
1. inconsistent headers between the new headers and the bugs/aur header
2. websvn is b0rked and needs some repairs.

If you can fix those, that would be awesome
Btw, you can do whatever you think will improve archlinux.

Hope this helps.

Cheers!
 

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