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Re: Looking for mentor for new KDE developer




On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 12:07 PM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> El dilluns, 8 de gener de 2018, a les 8:15:54 CET, Ben Cooksley va escriure:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Just following up on this - is there anyone who is looking into
>> helping Christian here?

Hi Albert,

>
> I don't understand why we're forcing this "he needs a mentor". As Dominik
> says, he seems to know stuff since he actually ported the code.
>
> If he needs help with "kde bureaucracy stuff" it means that we actually need
> to improve our onboarding documentation, so instead of giving him someone he
> can ask things in private, we should try to improve that documentation, or at
> least answer the questions in this list so they are public and can be
> referenced in the future.

It's mostly a case of bureaucracy stuff yes.
Translations, Documentation, Release processes, etc.

It's basically the same sort of stuff as projects that go through incubation.

Yes, our documentation probably does need improving, and no
documentation is perfect (there will always be edgecases).

>
> I will be happy to answer any question he may have related to that (and
> hopèfully I know the question)

Awesome. I'll process his account shortly.

>
> Regarding the "In addition, translations would need to be imported into our
> infrastructure, or recovered from our SVN history. That needs intervention by
> our i18n experts, possibly before the code is imported." that Nicolás
> mentioned, yes, that needs the i18n team helping, but that's what the kde-
> i18n-doc mailing list is for, unless the mentor was part of the i18n team that
> wouldn't get solved anyway.
>
> Cheers,
>   Albert

Thanks,
Ben

>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Ben Cooksley
>> KDE Sysadmin
>
>