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From Afkham Azeez <afk...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Improve new community members engaging with the project.
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2011 08:52:00 GMT
On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 11:24 AM, Sagara Gunathunga <
sagara.gunathunga@gmail.com> wrote:

> We have lot of positive feedback on this proposal, I'm not sure whether we
> need to have a separate voting thread for this ? if not I will start work on
> item number 2 and 3 on my original mail.
>
>
+1



> It is required to do some JIRA changes to support item-1 not sure Andreas
> can do this or need to contact infra folks. Andreas can you confirm this ?
>
> Thanks !
>
> On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Pulasthi Supun Wickramasinghe <
> pulasthi911@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> +1 for all three
>>
>> This will indeed be a huge help to new contributors to get a quick start.
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 5:40 PM, Shameera Rathnayaka <
>> shameerainfo@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> +1 for all three ideas.
>>>
>>> 2nd idea will be helpful a lot to new contributors. In my experience i
>>> had lot of troubles in choosing an issue to contribute.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Pushpalanka Jayawardhana <
>>> pushpalankajaya@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Devs,
>>>>
>>>> All the three ideas are so encouraging us as new contributors.
>>>>
>>>> Having someone willing to provide guidelines will be a great help and
>>>> will increase the effectiveness and confidence to resolve an issue.
>>>>
>>>> I started to contribute recently and there were few pages that were
>>>> really helpful. I wrote a blog post on Documentation-patch submission<http://pushpalankajaya.blogspot.com/2011/09/documentation-patch-submission-for.html>with
what I learnt trying that. A 'How to contribute' guide targeting new
>>>> contributors will be much helpful, that will avoid following wrong paths
get
>>>> frustrated.
>>>>
>>>> Thank you for pointing out these ideas.
>>>> Hoping to experience these improvements soon.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 4:33 PM, Krishantha Manjula Rathnayaka <
>>>> krishantha193@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi Deves,
>>>>>
>>>>> I’m really happy about "How to contribute " guidance idea and the idea
>>>>> of Committers’ guidance towards the new comers.
>>>>>
>>>>> Hope that we will able to benefit with these soon.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Keen to hear from you
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank You!
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Kind Regards,
>>>>>
>>>>> \Krishantha.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 4:23 PM, Amila Suriarachchi <
>>>>> amilasuriarachchi@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>  On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 6:50 PM, Sagara Gunathunga <
>>>>>> sagara.gunathunga@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi devs ,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> As we can see number of new people start contributing to Axis2
>>>>>>> project
>>>>>>> we need to simplify and improve the contribution process. Since
we
>>>>>>> can't expect same set of developers to stay on the project forever
we
>>>>>>> should encourage new people to to contribute in order to keep
>>>>>>>  healthy
>>>>>>> project. Personally I fell still there are numbers of steps we
can
>>>>>>> introduce to this project to encourage new contributors.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 1.) AFAIK at the moment we (committers) can assign JIRA issue
to some
>>>>>>> other committers only there is no way to assign JIRA issues to
>>>>>>> contributors. As I remember in Woden and number of other Apache
>>>>>>> projects provide this facility. IMO we need to remove this
>>>>>>> restriction
>>>>>>> so that committers can assign issues to contributors too. I believe
>>>>>>> in
>>>>>>> this way new contributors feel some strong ownership and kinda
>>>>>>> relationship with the project.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> +1.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 2.) Currently when ever new contributor ping to the dev list
we ask
>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>> go through JIRA page and pick a issue and start contribution.
Some
>>>>>>> people end up being active contributors but some of them select
JIRA
>>>>>>> issues those are not obvious to fix  or there is no developer
willing
>>>>>>> to review those patches or no one here to provide proper guidance,
in
>>>>>>> all those cases final result is people get frustrated and stop
>>>>>>> contribution. What I  would like to suggest here is once the
>>>>>>> committers feel a particular issue is easy to fix or if he know
the
>>>>>>> procedure (may be no time to fix it ) or if he willing to provide
>>>>>>> guidelines / reviews to a contributor mention it in the JIRA
issue
>>>>>>> itself. we can use some kind of a label like
>>>>>>> Contributor/Easy/QuickStart or something  similar to that as
an
>>>>>>> indication so that new people can easily find those JIRA issues.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> +1. Good idea. Anyway the success of this depends on how much time
>>>>>> people have to update those jiras.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 3.) We should create "How to contribute " page for the reference
of
>>>>>>> new contributors.  For the moment we have number of nicely written
>>>>>>> guides about developers ( release process , site building , mailing
>>>>>>> etc )  that covers most part of details required to new contributors
>>>>>>> too but IMO it much useful to have a separate page for new
>>>>>>> contributors.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> +1.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> thanks,
>>>>>> Amila.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Any other suggestions ? or objections ?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> If we can agree on above ( or more ? )   I'm happy to start this
>>>>>>> process.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks !
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Sagara Gunathunga
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Blog      - http://ssagara.blogspot.com
>>>>>>> Web      - http://people.apache.org/~sagara/
>>>>>>> LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/in/ssagara
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>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Amila Suriarachchi
>>>>>> WSO2 Inc.
>>>>>> blog: http://amilachinthaka.blogspot.com/
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> *
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> *Regards,*
>>>> Pushpalanka Jayawardhana,
>>>> (Intern Software Engineer at WSO2 Lanka(pvt) Ltd),
>>>> Undergraduate,
>>>> Computer Science and Engineering Department,
>>>> University of Moratuwa,
>>>> Sri Lanka.
>>>> Blog : http://pushpalankajaya.blogspot.com/
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Shameera Rathnayaka
>>> Undergraduate
>>> Department of Computer Science and Engineering
>>>
>>> University of Moratuwa.
>>> Sri Lanka.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Pulasthi Supun
>> Undergraduate
>> Dpt of Computer Science & Engineering
>> University of Moratuwa
>> Blog : http://pulasthisupun.blogspot.com/
>> Git hub profile: <http://pulasthisupun.blogspot.com/>https://github.com/pulasthi
>> <https://github.com/pulasthi>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Sagara Gunathunga
>
> Blog      - http://ssagara.blogspot.com
> Web      - http://people.apache.org/~sagara/
> LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/in/ssagara
>



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