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From: Thomas Kahle <tom111@×××.de>
To: gentoo-devhelp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-devhelp] ebuild maintainers
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 12:49:18
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-devhelp] ebuild maintainers by George Shapovalov
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George, thank you, this was exactly the missing "how to help" bit I
needed. I will contact the sci people later.

George Shapovalov wrote:
>> There are developers who will commit for you, but I am unsure how to >> find them (proxy-maint@g.o just goes to masterdriverz and he >> isn't the only guy doing it). > Well, considering that ebuild in question is destined for sci-mathematics it > makes sense to write to sci, or even better sci-mathematics@g.o and > ask for a proxy maintainer. (BTW, at the quick glance your ebuild looked Ok, > although I did not look very carefully) > > However I would suggest taking a bit more active stance and going with science > overlay. If you are going to be maintaining one package, why not create a 2nd > or a 3rd one or pick up some that are still in bugzilla but not in the tree. > You may search for the bugs assigned to sci or sci-mathematics that have a > maintainer-wanted (or just look through all belonging to these herds) and > pick the ones you are interested in. Start by updating/correcting some of > them, then ask for the commit rights to science overlay. Eventually you might > even want to try becoming a full developer ;). > > George
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