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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: Contributing
Date Sat, 19 Oct 2013 21:43:58 GMT
Here are some wiki pages:

This page is outdate. Search the mailing lists for "Git workflow" to see
where this conversation went. Basically, we want to document our preferred
Git workflow, and how that interfaces with our release process.

This is an active item. We're still looking for someone familiar enough
with Git, and with the time and patience to document a proposal and then
get the community to rubber stamp it.

Mailing list search:

This is our current release procedure. This is an actively maintained doc.
There are actually bits here that are out of ate. But it should give you a
good idea about what is involved in being a release manager.

I started this too, but it's not got very far:

When we send out the release vote email to get the community to test, we
link them to:

This is an current doc.

On 19 October 2013 23:39, Noah Slater <> wrote:

> Welcome, Jacob!
> Me and Dirkjan are the most recent release managers. Perhaps Dirkjan can
> weigh in with some of his outstanding items. I know he was planning to do
> some more automation work.
> Our current goal is to start each release process one month after the
> previous release announcement. (Note: the release process itself can take
> anywhere from a week to several months, depending on how many bugs we hit.)
> We're just wrapping up the 1.5 release, so the next one should be in a
> month or so. That would be a great time to work side-by-side with Dirkjan
> and me and learn the ropes. We'd like to share the duty of performing
> releases with as many people as possible.
> Jan is the guy to speak to about QA. He has a Jenkins setup, but I think
> it needs some work doing before we can use it properly. So perhaps that is
> something you could help out with! Till might know more.
> CCed all the people mentioned.
> On 19 October 2013 23:33, Jacob Clark <> wrote:
>> Awesome!
>> I'd also be interested in helping out with Release Efforts and Q/A, are
>> there any further resources I could get to regarding that?
>> The site suggests the ML is the best place to find out, though!
>> Jacob.
>> On 19 Oct 2013, at 22:31, Robert Newson <> wrote:
>> > Hi!
>> >
>> > We maintain a difficulty filter on our jira tickets. Have a look at
>> things
>> > marked Easy to get started. And welcome!
>> > On 19 Oct 2013 22:28, "Jacob Clark" <> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hello all,
>> >>
>> >> I'd like to get stuck in contributing to the CouchDB Core/Patching
>> bugs.
>> >> Can any seasoned contributors link me up with a random, non-assigned,
>> easy
>> >> to attack bug that I could get started with?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks,
>> >> Jacob Clark.
> --
> Noah Slater

Noah Slater

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