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Date:      Wed, 27 May 2020 15:36:40 +0000
From:      Brandon helsley <brandon.helsley@hotmail.com>
To:        Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>
Cc:        Ottavio Caruso <ottavio2006-usenet2012@yahoo.com>, Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>, Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Cert
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How much experience is necessarry?
I don't know anything about computers but got freebsd as a project to learn=
 as much as possible. If I were to get involved does "teaching the ropes" a=
t all possibly include learning other things like networking and possibly a=
nd hopefully learning how to port software?

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From: Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:33:10 AM
To: Brandon helsley <brandon.helsley@hotmail.com>
Cc: Ottavio Caruso <ottavio2006-usenet2012@yahoo.com>; Polytropon <freebsd@=
edvax.de>; Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.=
org>
Subject: Re: FreeBSD Cert



On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 8:39 AM Brandon helsley <brandon.helsley@hotmail.co=
m<mailto:brandon.helsley@hotmail.com>> wrote:
What about port maintainership. Or port mentee? What Is it exactly. Good le=
arning experience?

Yes/no/maybe is it worth and is it a good learning experience.

A port maintainer as Mathew said is resonible for keeping a port in good wo=
rking order visa vie FreeBSD.  A good example is when I took over maintaine=
rship of devel/aegis it was to update to the latest released version (the o=
riginal author passed away in 2014 and no one has picked up the ball to mak=
e new versions since despite a small group of hardcore users [including my =
self]) and all was good then when FreeBSD started to phase out the preferen=
ce for GCC I had to make some patches to make it work with LLVM, etc.

Taking over a dead port is likely not as good of an learning experience as =
making and maintaining a new one.   Contact me privately I have some ideas =
for stuff that can and should be ports that I haven't had time for (mostly =
side projects relating to PetiteCloud that I can maintain via aegis but not=
 via ports due to not making the translation scripts completely yet)
--
Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org



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