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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Bagas Sanjaya <bagasdotme@gmail.com>
Cc: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>,
	Raxel Gutierrez <raxelgutierrez09@gmail.com>,
	mricon@kernel.org, patchwork@lists.ozlabs.org,
	Taylor Blau <me@ttaylorr.com>,
	Emily Shaffer <emilyshaffer@google.com>,
	Git Users <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Pain points in Git's patch flow
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 01:02:58 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqq7dl5z425.fsf@gitster.g> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <b562e614-add7-575f-3013-1dbc667bc5bf@gmail.com> (Bagas Sanjaya's message of "Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:22:51 +0700")

Bagas Sanjaya <bagasdotme@gmail.com> writes:

> There is no lists of "beginner-friendly" issues that can be worked on by
> new contributors. They had to search this ML archive for bug report
> issues and determine themselves which are beginner-friendly.

Yeah, looking for "#leftoverbits" or "low-hanging" on the list
archive is often cited as a way, and it does seem easy enough to
do.  You go to https://lore.kernel.org/git/, type "leftoverbits"
or "low-hanging" in the text input and press SEARCH.

But that is only half of the story.

Anybody can throw random ideas and label them "#leftoverbits" or
"low-hanging fruit", but some of these ideas might turn out to be
ill-conceived or outright nonsense.  Limiting search to the
utterances by those with known good taste does help, but as a
newbie, you do not know who these people with good taste are.

It might help to have a curated list of starter tasks, but I suspect
that they tend to get depleted rather quickly---by definition the
ones on the list are easy to do and there is nothing to stop an
eager newbie from eating all of them in one sitting X-(.

So, I dunno.  We seem to suffer from the same lack of good starter
tasks before each GSoC begins.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-14  8:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 46+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-14  6:13 Jonathan Nieder
2021-04-14  7:22 ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-04-14  8:02   ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2021-04-14 21:42     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-15  8:49   ` Denton Liu
2021-04-15  6:06 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-15 15:45 ` Son Luong Ngoc
2021-04-19  2:57   ` Eric Wong
2021-04-19 13:35     ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-04-21 10:19     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-04-28  7:21       ` Eric Wong
2021-04-28  7:05     ` Eric Wong
2021-04-15 18:25 ` Atharva Raykar
2021-04-16 19:50 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-16 20:25   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-02  5:35   ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-18  8:29 ` Sebastian Schuberth
2021-04-18 20:54   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-04-19  2:58     ` Eric Wong
2021-04-19  5:54     ` Sebastian Schuberth
2021-04-19  6:04       ` Sebastian Schuberth
2021-04-19  8:26       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-04-19 19:23         ` Sebastian Schuberth
2021-04-19 22:34           ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-04-20  6:30             ` Sebastian Schuberth
2021-04-20 16:37               ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-04-30 20:45               ` Felipe Contreras
2021-04-20 10:34           ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-04-19 19:36       ` Eric Wong
2021-04-19 19:49         ` Sebastian Schuberth
2021-04-19 22:00           ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-05-08  2:10             ` dwh
2021-04-19 21:49       ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-04-19 23:03         ` Stephen Smith
2021-05-08  2:08         ` dwh
2021-05-08  4:41           ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-04-30 20:58       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-04-21  4:46 ` Daniel Axtens
2021-04-26  2:04 ` brian m. carlson
2021-04-26 14:24   ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-04-26 14:36   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-04-28  7:59   ` Eric Wong
2021-04-28 22:44     ` brian m. carlson
2021-04-30 20:16     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-04-30 20:35   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-04-30 21:09 ` Felipe Contreras

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