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Petteri Räty a écrit :
> Currently we really don't need to fail that many
> people as those who end up at that point in the process almost always
> have good enough skills as they have contributed via overlays for quite
> a while.
Ditto on that. Most recruits I've been actively watching these past few
months (Ford_prefect, nirbheek and now mrpouet) have all been "trained"
that way :
- they send us patches for ebuilds
- we tell them how they are wrong and they fix 'em
- after a while, they get access to the overlay
- we still whack them with the cluebat when they break stuff
But the whole overlay process is very positive because it's hands-on
The ebuild quiz is usually a very good time for them to reflect on all
the work they did and they understand more why we had to whack them a
few times. Things make much more sense for them.
All in all, I would say overlays + the ebuild quiz make for very good
recruits. I have yet to be disappointed by this recruitment process.