[php-maint] php-fpdf - Devel wanna be question

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Mon Nov 10 18:09:15 UTC 2008

hi adnan,

sorry for the late response!

On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 10:26:16PM +0100, Adnan Hodzic wrote:
> I decided I had enough of just sitting down and I wan't to help Debian.


> First I went through few bugs, but then I decided that I'll just adopt
> a package.
> Been watching the list for awhile now, and I saw
> "php-fpdf: PHP class to generate PDF files"
> (http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/rfa_bypackage) but how do I actually adopt it?

typically speaking, the adoption process is merely a matter of changing
the Maintainer/Uploaders field of a package in the next version that
is uploaded (usually this version also includes a fix for some subset of the
bugs that are open against the package).  you should also put a note on the 
end of the bug report stating that you intend to do so, to prevent the
possibility of multiple people duplicating effort.

> Also I'm interested in helping anything regarding php within Debian project.
> Any information would be highly valuable.

you are more than welcome to join the pkg-php team.  i'd suggest as a
first step finding something like what you suggest above (i.e. adopting
the php fpdf stuff and fixing a few bugs in it), and then finding a sponsor
to do the upload for you.  i'm personally a bit busy so i can't guarantee that
i will be the one who has time to review it, but you should feel encouraged to
ask for sponsorship/review both on this list and on the debian-mentors
list (and in #debian-mentors if you do irc).

you could also submit a request to join the pkg-php alioth group, which
would give you write access to our svn repo, to which you could later add the
package.  however, i hope you don't mind being asked to show a little work
before you're added :)

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