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Re: [alpine-devel] Stalled patches to aports

From: Oliver Smith <>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:17:00 +0000

Hi William,

thanks for the overview. I would like to write this down in a wiki page,
so the onboarding process becomes more obvious and it's easier for
people to become developers.

* who is an Alpine developer? There is this list, but it seems to be
outdated: <>
* what rights do developers have?
* what rights to members of the core team have?
* who is in the core team, is there a list somewhere?

Drew: do you know a developer who could nominate you?


William Pitcock:
> Hello,
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 12:27 PM Oliver Smith
> <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Drew DeVault:
>>> I would be happy to volunteer as an Alpine developer, especially if the
>>> current patch volume is beyond the capacity of the Alpine team. I know
>>> there was some discussion before on getting a process in place for this,
>>> is there any movement on that front?
>> I think Alpine would benefit greatly from that, both of having you
>> helping out as well as having a defined process for onboarding new
>> developers.
>> Natanael, what can we do to establish such a process?
> There is already a process.
> Alpine Developers (those who hold voting rights and commit rights in
> the project), who are already mentoring contributors can sponsor
> nominations for new developers to be considered by the core team. The
> core team decides to approve or reject the nomination. I wrote a bit
> about the latest revision to this process last year.
> Anyone who isn't a developer yet either hasn't been nominated or has
> had their nomination rejected, a good way to get the ball rolling
> would be to discuss with the people you are already working with to
> get changes reviewed/accepted in Alpine. If they are Developers, they
> can provide feedback as to what needs to be improved in order to be
> nominated, or consider processing the nomination.
> William

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