[CentOS-devel] Distribution update and centosplus

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Fri Sep 1 23:32:10 UTC 2006


On Sat, 2006-09-02 at 00:25 +0100, Philip Wyett wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 06:17 -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> > On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 12:59 +0200, David Hrbáč wrote:
> > > Jim Perrin napsal(a):
> > > > 
> > > > The CentOS team is quite small and we're working on this for free.
> > > > Donations of cash, hardware, and talent are welcome to help improve
> > > > the project.
> > > 
> > > Well, I would call this 'marketing talks'. There's whole bunch of people
> > > in this list trying to help and even offering the help. So please do not
> > > cry the team is small. 
> > 
> > I won't comment on that as what I would say is not publicly acceptable.
> > 
> > We have standards that we have to meet to get the packages out the door
> > and testing that must be done.
> > 
> > There is the issue of who gets the private key and how do we get group
> > work time when we have people all over the world.
> > 
> > There is the transfer time of ISOs so that others can review / test
> > them.
> > 
> > Building the packages takes 1-2 days ... testing them, installing them,
> > comparing them to upstream packages, etc ... that takes time.
> > 
> > > There's no rule how to became the CentOs
> > > developer, as far I have not seen any invitation in lists even. I'm
> > > trying to improve/push Centos with every my post.
> > 
> > We are glad you want to help and we encourage it.  How to become a
> > member of the CentOS team is to ask.  
> > 
> > If you have an open source background (ie, have participated on help
> > site, have worked on an opensource project in the past, etc.).  If you
> > want to help, answer questions in the forum, etc.
> > 
> > How not to become a CentOS developer is to call one out on a public
> > mailinglist.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Johnny Hughes
> > 
> 
> As Johnny has stated to help CentOS, you only need to ask.
> 
> During the life of 4.3 I mentioned in IRC that I wanted to give CentOS
> 4.4 a new look unique to CentOS and asked for opinion on my idea. The
> response was good and after discussion with Johnny, other CentOS devs
> and other users who lurk in #centos-devel, I went away threw some
> prototypes together and came back with them. Once folks were happy, I
> made all the art and code changes and rolled new srpms, tested them and
> when I was happy submitted them to Johnny. They then fell into the 4.4
> beta and went through the normal process described to go into what is
> now CentOS 4.4.
> 
> It's that easy to contribute if you want to.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Phil
> 

And I would like to thank Phil for the new look ... I like it alot :)
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