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ISO git-and-patch mentoring/assistance

Kieren MacMillan
Hello all,

I'm reaching out for help with the git-and-patch process for my first two patches. They are both very small changes — one is a tweak to an existing music function, one is the addition of a few pieces of syntactic sugar — which I think are perfect as first attempts/submissions.

I believe I have all the skills to do it all myself — or, of course, could RTFM — but there are two things I definitely need to be successful:

1. a tutor/mentor willing to answer questions the moment I get stuck on any step (because otherwise, the mountain of items on my "regular life" to-do list will simply swamp this effort); and

2. an accountability colleague, willing to check in with me if the process stalls.

If there’s anyone here with the patience to help me out of the starting block, I think I could contribute (on my own) more to the ’Pond once my life settles down in the New Year.

Feel free to respond off-list.

Thanks,
Kieren.
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Re: ISO git-and-patch mentoring/assistance

David Kastrup
Kieren MacMillan <[hidden email]> writes:

> Hello all,
>
> I'm reaching out for help with the git-and-patch process for my first
> two patches. They are both very small changes — one is a tweak to an
> existing music function, one is the addition of a few pieces of
> syntactic sugar — which I think are perfect as first
> attempts/submissions.
>
> I believe I have all the skills to do it all myself — or, of course,
> could RTFM — but there are two things I definitely need to be
> successful:
>
> 1. a tutor/mentor willing to answer questions the moment I get stuck
> on any step (because otherwise, the mountain of items on my "regular
> life" to-do list will simply swamp this effort); and
>
> 2. an accountability colleague, willing to check in with me if the process stalls.
>
> If there’s anyone here with the patience to help me out of the
> starting block, I think I could contribute (on my own) more to the
> ’Pond once my life settles down in the New Year.
>
> Feel free to respond off-list.

Well, the developer list is sort-of "David plus mitigation" or "multiple
sources with David as fallback" regarding technical advice particularly
in relation to Git and our operating procedures.  Which likely beats
"just David".  So the developer list as a whole seems certainly one
somewhat viable solution to your problem.

--
David Kastrup

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Re: ISO git-and-patch mentoring/assistance

Thomas Morley-2
Am Sa., 3. Nov. 2018 um 15:04 Uhr schrieb David Kastrup <[hidden email]>:

>
> Kieren MacMillan <[hidden email]> writes:
>
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I'm reaching out for help with the git-and-patch process for my first
> > two patches. They are both very small changes — one is a tweak to an
> > existing music function, one is the addition of a few pieces of
> > syntactic sugar — which I think are perfect as first
> > attempts/submissions.
> >
> > I believe I have all the skills to do it all myself — or, of course,
> > could RTFM — but there are two things I definitely need to be
> > successful:
> >
> > 1. a tutor/mentor willing to answer questions the moment I get stuck
> > on any step (because otherwise, the mountain of items on my "regular
> > life" to-do list will simply swamp this effort); and
> >
> > 2. an accountability colleague, willing to check in with me if the process stalls.
> >
> > If there’s anyone here with the patience to help me out of the
> > starting block, I think I could contribute (on my own) more to the
> > ’Pond once my life settles down in the New Year.
> >
> > Feel free to respond off-list.
>
> Well, the developer list is sort-of "David plus mitigation" or "multiple
> sources with David as fallback" regarding technical advice particularly
> in relation to Git and our operating procedures.  Which likely beats
> "just David".  So the developer list as a whole seems certainly one
> somewhat viable solution to your problem.
>
> --
> David Kastrup

Hi Kieren,

I always read the devel-list, and will reply to any request _if_ I
have to say something _and_ the time to do so.
Regrettable I've not much time outside from vacations or weekends.
David is certainly right, if it comes to advanced git questions, he
may be the only one with the needed knowledge, for myself: I only know
the basic stuff, usually enough to provide patches, though.
And my skills are limited to ly- and scm-codings.

Again, it depends heavily on my available time, so I'd like to second
David with his recommendation to write to the devel-list.

Cheers,
  Harm

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Re: ISO git-and-patch mentoring/assistance

Kieren MacMillan
Hi David and Harm,

>> So the developer list as a whole seems certainly one
>> somewhat viable solution to your problem.
>
> I'd like to second David with his recommendation to write to the devel-list.

All right! I’ll do that for the "mentoring" part.

For the "accountability" part, maybe I can simply remember to take every "Patch Countdown" (that’s every 3 days or so, right?) as a prompt to check on my own progress.

Thanks!
Kieren.
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Re: ISO git-and-patch mentoring/assistance

James Lowe-4
Kieren,

On 03/11/2018 14:27, Kieren MacMillan wrote:
> Hi David and Harm,
>
>>> So the developer list as a whole seems certainly one
>>> somewhat viable solution to your problem.
>> I'd like to second David with his recommendation to write to the devel-list.
> All right! I’ll do that for the "mentoring" part.
>
> For the "accountability" part, maybe I can simply remember to take every "Patch Countdown" (that’s every 3 days or so, right?) as a prompt to check on my own progress.

If you subscribe to the dev list you'll see the patch countdown emails.

You should also get an account on Source Forge so you can create/edit
Trackers for your patches to be on the patch countdown - Rietveld is
just for code review, Sourceforge is for the issue itself.

Otherwise worst case is I can help shepherd and push any patches you
create - a bit like Carl did for you back in 2010
(http://git.savannah.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=lilypond.git;a=commit;h=03cb2f1ebc5ba2ca8ef2a7d05954a33babae5ac3)

Regards

James


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