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From Ted Yu <yuzhih...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: what label is used for issues that are good on ramps for new contributors?
Date Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:15:52 GMT
Both "intro" and "starter" sound good to me.

Slightly tilting toward "starter".

Cheers


On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 8:43 AM, Sean Busbey <busbey@cloudera.com> wrote:

> The labels "introductory" or "intro" seem the most straightforward to me.
>
> Could a non-native English speaker comment on if either makes more sense
> (or if something else would be better still)?
>
> -Sean
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 10:35 AM, Andrew Purtell <apurtell@apache.org>
> wrote:
>
> > Yes we can change that. I volunteer to change it. What should the new
> label
> > be?
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 7:18 AM, Jonathan Hsieh <jon@cloudera.com> wrote:
> >
> > > We've just used 'noob', and in other cases marked the issue as
> 'trivial'.
> > >
> > > If we really wanted to remove any perceived stigma away we'd called
> them
> > > 'starter' or 'intro' issue to remove negative connotation.  If others
> > agree
> > > we can chage this.
> > >
> > > Jon.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > 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
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > // Jonathan Hsieh (shay)
> > > // HBase Tech Lead, Software Engineer, Cloudera
> > > // jon@cloudera.com // @jmhsieh
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Best regards,
> >
> >    - Andy
> >
> > Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. - Piet Hein
> > (via Tom White)
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Sean
>

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