[users] introduction

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Mon May 16 04:51:23 CEST 2005


On Sun, 15 May 2005, Michael Rice wrote:

> I want to help!

Good ! :)


> I've built packages for myself and the companies I've worked for over the
> past 5 years or so -- everything RedHat, Fedora, CentOS, and a tiny bit
> of SuSE and Mandrake thrown in.
> 
> I'm a Linux/Unix system administrator by trade, coder by education, and
> packager by fanatical choice.

This must be the best combination (since it applies to myself too :p)


> I just found the RPMForge site last night while building Maia Mailguard 
> and it's myriad deps.  There are several packages Dag and FreshRPMs didn't 
> have the latest of, and some packages that still aren't out there... I'm 
> hoping to help fix that.

There are many useful packages that we don't have. :) And it's better to 
have these packaged by someone who is using them. So feel free to 
contribute SPEC files. We have set up a mailinglist for this:

	http://lists.rpmforge.net/mailman/listinfo/suggest

Where you can send SPEC files, package requests and patches. Depending on 
the contributions and the overhead this means to existing packagers, you 
will get subversion access :)

We plan to do it like this to eventually end up with subversion access for 
those people that contribute the most. It also helps us to have a 
consistent way of creating SPEC files (your first contributions will be 
actively reviewed by an existing packager when it is added to 
subversion until you get subversion access).

--   dag wieers,  dag at wieers.com,  http://dag.wieers.com/   --
[all I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power]



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