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

Sean Dubois seander13 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 15:39:16 UTC 2012

If thats what you guys need I am up for it! Doing QA will be a great way for
me to actually learn the Debian way of doing things.

I think it would be best for me to start out this way and move my way up.
When I feel ready I will take on more Debian related work in another package
to get my programming fix.

So the best place to start is going through the PHP bugs and follow up on them?
After that read patch headers and figure out their status upstream?

Sorry for so many questions!

On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 10:45 AM, Ondřej Surý <ondrej at debian.org> wrote:
> 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.
> O.
> 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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