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Re: [PATCH][Outreachy] remove all the inclusions of git-compat-util.h in header files




On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 10:46 AM Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@xxxxxx> writes:
>
> > Personally, I find the "whoever is picking it up should do the thinking"
> > much too harsh for a first-time contributor who specifically came through
> > the Outreachy program, i.e. expected to have a gentle introduction into
> > the project, and into the ways we work.
>
> Oh, absolutely I agree.
>
> Any random discussion participant can say "left over bits" in any
> random message with an idea that is left on the table.  Looking for
> it may narrow the set messages to be examined, but the query result
> will inevitably be still full of chaff.  It is not a very good match
> for "gentle introduction" material for GSoC/Outreachy microprojects.
>
> List of reasonable low-hanging fruits is hard to maintain, as the
> cost of building and maintaining such a list would easily outweigh
> the cost (and fun) of picking these low-hanging fruits yourself X-<.
>
> I do not think of a good solution to help newcomers offhand.

In the "How to find other ideas for microprojects" on
https://git.github.io/SoC-2018-Microprojects/ there is already the
following:

"When you find something you are interested to work on, please ask
first on the mailing list if it’s worth doing and if it’s appropriate
for a microproject before starting to work on what you find. Even if
it looks straightforward, there could be hidden reasons why it is too
difficult or just inappropriate."

So I think one solution to this problem is already proposed on our web site.