[php-maint] C and PHP Developer who would like to help out!

Ondřej Surý ondrej at debian.org
Tue Aug 21 14:45:50 UTC 2012

Hi Sean,

thanks for your offer. I think that main problem with packaging PHP in
Debian is the QA; e.g. handling the bug reports, confirming if they
are valid, searching upstream git for patches, etc.  That's also
related to security updates.

Also we carry a quite high number of patches on top of vanilla PHP,
and it would be nice if someone could do a review and pick patches
which make sense to be send to PHP upstream (e.g. real bugs).

So, not much programming, but a lot of god forsaken work :).  If you
are up to it, then welcome on board.


On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 6:38 AM, Sean Dubois <seander13 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi I am Sean DuBois!
>    I have been mooching off of Debian for a very long time and would
> like to start giving back. I am a C developer for fun, and a
> Asterisk/Linux/Web Dev for pay. I use PHP all the time and would love
> to give back, and learn lots more about Debian and PHP.
>    I am open to helping in anyway possible. I would prefer to do
> programming in C, but am willing to help out in any way I could be
> helpful. I can also help out in other places, but this seems to be the
> best way to get started. The Debian Developers corner recommended
> joining a team and this one seems to be the most relevant to me.
>    I also am a *decent* MySQL/Postgresql, Python and Javascript
> programmer. I really just want to get started helping out Debian and
> learn along the way. Thanks guys!

Ondřej Surý <ondrej at sury.org>

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