eagles051387 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 7 06:33:08 GMT 2010
I too would like to express my interest in contributing. I am also a
computer science major but have limited programming knowledge. im linux lpic
1 certified, and with that i also got novell certification. im part of the
bug squad. i am guessing the best way to get involved besides the bug squad
would be to learn how to package. would that be the best way to go?
On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 2:40 AM, Elliot Murphy <elliot at canonical.com> wrote:
> Wow, a lot of interest on this thread. This response is also for all
> the other folks who wrote in about wanting to learn to contribute -
> 2010/3/1 adrian orozco <orozcoadrian at gmail.com>:
> > Thanks for responding Elliot.
> >>>> Are you interested in working on fixing bugs in packages in Ubuntu?
> > First I'd like to learn about making Ubuntu packages.
> Great! This is a great place to start:
> There are even screencasts, which is pretty cool. Definitely go to the
> work of setting up a pbuilder and a PPA, try rebuilding some existing
> packages, then try making some small change to the package on your
> own, and learn the rules for how to create a new version number. Once
> you are comfortable with that process, you'll be ready to find some
> bugs to fix, or find some patches that people have already proposed,
> and work on testing them and preparing them for upload if they are
> suitable for inclusion in Ubuntu. The harvest site is a great place to
> look for things to work on that won't take a huge amount of time:
> >>>> Do you have much experience in software development already?
> > Yes and no. I got a BS in Computer Engineering in 2005. Currently I'm
> > 1/3 into a Masters in Computer Science. I've been working professionally
> > a software engineer for almost 5 years. I have lots of experience mainly
> > Windows world, Visual Studio, Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest. I want
> > gain more experience in Linux and in open source software.
> Sounds like you won't have any trouble diving in and becoming productive.
> > I'm very interested in attending a loco team meeting. I signed up last
> > my user name is climbatizer, but I never got around participating, until
> > now.
> Great! Hope to see you around. Don't be intimidated by the rules,
> everyone is super friendly. It's really very easy to be productive and
> get things fixed in Ubuntu, although it can be confusing at first
> until you learn the release schedule.
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