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From Maxim Solodovnik <solomax...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Help Wanted! (it's a title, not a request!)
Date Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:39:46 GMT
Missed that
Thanks for the clarification!

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 5:38 PM, Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org> wrote:

> On 02/08/2016 12:36 PM, Maxim Solodovnik wrote:
> > Hello Daniel,
> >
> > Could you please describe a bit how JIRA issues are selected to be
> > displayed?
> > this [1] query return no results :((
> >
> > [1] https://helpwanted.apache.org/listitems.lua?project=openmeetings
> >
>
> It doesn't quite work that way. The whole issue here is that there is no
> way to uniformly do this via JIRA or BugZilla, as they don't quite have
> these sort of information fields, so this is an 'aside' to it.
>
> You have to add the tasks by clicking on the 'add/edit tasks' link at
> the top of the front page, and then they'll show up. You can of course
> link to a JIRA ticket inside the task.
>
> With regards,
> Daniel.
>
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 4:56 PM, Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org>
> wrote:
> >
> >> On 02/08/2016 11:53 AM, Francesco Chicchiriccò wrote:
> >>> Just to show my appreciation: +1, looks very cool!
> >>>
> >>> Any idea of when we can start filling it up with real things?
> >>> Thanks.
> >>
> >> I've already started deleting the test entries, so you could start using
> >> it already if you like. I'll remove the warnings from the front page
> then
> >> :)
> >>
> >> With regards,
> >> Daniel.
> >>
> >>>
> >>> Regards.
> >>>
> >>> On 07/02/2016 17:01, Daniel Gruno wrote:
> >>>> Hi ComDev folks! Ramblings incoming :)
> >>>>
> >>>> As an aside to the 'Guiding volunteers' thread, I was talking with
> Rich
> >>>> (Bowen) while he was at DevConf this weekend, and we got to thinking
> >>>> whether it was possible to make a tiny tool that would solve one
> >>>> specific issue we often come across when someone says "I know X, Y
> and Z
> >>>> - What can I do to help Apache?".
> >>>>
> >>>> Traditionally, we've said "subscribe to our mailing list (which
> one?!)"
> >>>> or "Go look at JIRA/BugZilla", which in itself is fine, but
> off-putting
> >>>> to many people as we don't actively use neither MLs or bug trackers
to
> >>>> advertise what we want done, and what tech/person skills would be
> >>>> helpful where (we're terrible!). Furthermore, it is our
> >>>> opinion/assessment that bug trackers are not that great from a "skills
> >>>> -> tasks" perspective. While great for bugs and larger tasks for
an
> >>>> existing audience, they don't provide the right overview or search
> >>>> features that one could want, and keeping some sort of uniform setup
> for
> >>>> these tasks across the ASF is going to be a LOT of work.
> >>>>
> >>>> ...If only we had somewhere someone could just go and say "I'm great
> at
> >>>> marketing and documentation, what tasks are there that I can do?" and
> >>>> then get 10 different requests across 6 projects, some that you could
> >>>> start on right away and some that require more intimate knowledge with
> >>>> the project.
> >>>>
> >>>> ...Or the experienced C/Python programmer that wants to know which
> tasks
> >>>> at Apache they could hack on as a good introduction to that project,
> >>>> while at the same time helping the project accomplish something new.
> >>>>
> >>>> ...Oh, and wouldn't it be nifty if we could have a widget we could
> place
> >>>> on our web site that lists what we as a project or foundation are
> >>>> looking for right now in terms of work to be done, so when people
> visit
> >>>> our page, they can see that "hey, we're looking for a web dev guru -
> is
> >>>> that you?" ?
> >>>>
> >>>> Enter 'Help Wanted!'. It's a very small (and very much
> work-in-progress)
> >>>> tool that you can use to browse the tasks that all the Apache projects
> >>>> would like to get done, see the difficulty of it, language (whether
> >>>> spoken/written or programming) skills needed, what it's about and
> >>>> who/how to contact. You can also use the HW widget to plug your own
> >>>> project's requests into your web site, or you can display all the
> >>>> current tasks waiting in the system across the ASF. 350+ initiatives,
> >>>> 170+ TLPs, one uniform hub for requests that can help people get
> started
> >>>> with Apache.
> >>>>
> >>>> The code is "live" at: https://helpwanted.apache.org/
> >>>> A test widget is here: https://helpwanted.apache.org/wtest.html
> >>>> (the test widget shows what it could look like on the httpd site)
> >>>>
> >>>> It's open for all committers to go set up new tasks (universal commit
> >>>> bit, so to speak, just click on 'edit tasks'), and we hope it will be
> a
> >>>> hub for putting people on the right path - whether that be a pointer
> to
> >>>> JIRA, ML etc - to contributing to our projects. Or it'll crash and
> burn
> >>>> and we'll never speak of it again :)
> >>>>
> >>>> Contributions, feedback, quality control etc are MOST WELCOME, and
> we're
> >>>> only getting started with the proof-of-concept right now (as found in
> >>>> svn). Hopefully we'll have something stable and polished by the end
of
> >>>> February? :)
> >>>>
> >>>> With regards,
> >>>> Daniel.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> PS: Yes, I know the admin area is a stylistic nightmare. That'll be
> >>>> fixed...eventually! And the task guide needs a LOT of work. Saying
> >>>> "contact the dev list" isn't enough, but I'll need a word smith for
> >>>> that :)
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>


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WBR
Maxim aka solomax

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