[pkg-wine-party] Accepting new wine contributors?

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 01:06:54 UTC 2011

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 16:58, Michael Gilbert
<michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would very much like to help with the wine packaging.  I've recently
> prepared a patch for wine-unstable and sent it to the mailing list for
> review [0].  I think this is very useful as it the build failures
> currently keeping the package out of testing.
> I am also willing to help prepare the new upstream versions (1.1.36
> through latest) for wine-unstable that need to go into the archive.
> To help do this, it would be very useful to have write access to the
> git repo.  I requested to join the pkg-wine alioth project almost 6
> months ago now, but have yet to receive a response on that.  Also,
> Stephen Kitt has made some significant improvements to the package
> recently, but even so he has not been accepted on the alioth team.
> I understand that Ove has limited time, so new contributions have the
> potential to greatly improve the status of the wine package.  I also
> understand that there is some risk in taking on new people (e.g. they
> may break something).  I would argue that kind of risk is acceptable
> since progress can be monitored and moderated either via shaming,
> rolling back work, or (in really extreme or malicious cases) banning
> from the team.
> Anyway, it would be nice to have the chance to try to improve the
> current situation; especially with the rfh that has been out there for
> almost four years now [1].  Thanks for your consideration.
> Best wishes,
> Mike
> [0] http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-wine-party/2011-November/001710.html
> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/479659

I'd be happy to help as well, if more volunteers are needed.


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