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From Shameera Rathnayaka <shameerai...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Improve new community members engaging with the project.
Date Thu, 08 Sep 2011 12:10:35 GMT
+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.

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