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From Andrew Purtell <apurt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: what label is used for issues that are good on ramps for new contributors?
Date Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:09:32 GMT
The consensus preferred "beginner". I have updated all unresolved issues
with a label or tag "newbie" or "noob" and replaced those occurrences with
"beginner". You can see the result using the JQL 'project = HBASE AND
labels in (beginner)'

On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 6:43 AM, Sean Busbey <busbey@cloudera.com> wrote:

> I'd like to add to the "Getting Involved" section on jira[1] to add a
> pointer to issues that are a good for ramping up on HBase development.
> Preferably, these would be tickets that
> * Have been vetted as desired and non-controversial
> * Are low priority so they need not be done under time pressure
> * Offer a view of some (small-ish) part of the code base
> * Require minimal information about HBase outside of the section to be
> fixed
> Before I add file a ticket and put up a patch, what label do we use to mark
> these tickets? Looking at jira, I can see some evidence of both "newbie"[2]
> and "noob"[3].
> I am used to seeing "newbie" on other projects, so I had started with that
> label. However, it looks like "noob" is used more regularly on HBase.
> I worry that "noob" might be viewed as pejorative and discourage some
> potential contributors.
> [1]: http://hbase.apache.org/book.html#jira
> [2]: http://s.apache.org/exr
> [3]: http://s.apache.org/XS6
> --
> Sean

Best regards,

   - Andy

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(via Tom White)

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