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Date:      Wed, 27 May 2020 16:02:13 +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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I'll take that to mean that I can sign up with as little as I know. I'll de=
finitely be very quick to learn. How can I get started?
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From: Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:57:30 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 11:53 AM Brandon helsley <brandon.helsley@hotmail.c=
om<mailto:brandon.helsley@hotmail.com>> wrote:
Good to know, then I'll take it up to learn the basics. And to be a committ=
er? Does that require skills?

1. The reason I suggested some of the things I have written but not made in=
to ports yet is I wrote them on FreeBSD so there is little or no programmin=
g required to make them work as  port (if there is then I did my job wrong)=
 and thus you can learn porting from the ground up and then move to harder =
things that require programming

2. Being a committer is mostly being trusted by other committers to not <bl=
eep> things up when you put it in the master repository.   Mostly this come=
s from maintaining a lot of ports and showing superior knowledge of the por=
ting system along with being suitably risk adverse when updating the master=
 repo.


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________________________________
From: Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com<mailto:aryeh.friedman@gmail.=
com>>
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:48:39 AM
To: Brandon helsley <brandon.helsley@hotmail.com<mailto:brandon.helsley@hot=
mail.com>>
Cc: Ottavio Caruso <ottavio2006-usenet2012@yahoo.com<mailto:ottavio2006-use=
net2012@yahoo.com>>; Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de<mailto:freebsd@edvax.de>>=
; Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org<mailt=
o:freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>>
Subject: Re: FreeBSD Cert



On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 11:36 AM Brandon helsley <brandon.helsley@hotmail.c=
om<mailto:brandon.helsley@hotmail.com>> wrote:
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?

A lot of times (but by far from all the time) porting requires at least bas=
ic programming skills since you often need to find parts of the code that a=
re incompatible with FreeBSD and make them compatible (you then include a p=
atch for the work in the port files).



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________________________________
From: Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com<mailto:aryeh.friedman@gmail.=
com>>
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:33:10 AM
To: Brandon helsley <brandon.helsley@hotmail.com<mailto:brandon.helsley@hot=
mail.com>>
Cc: Ottavio Caruso <ottavio2006-usenet2012@yahoo.com<mailto:ottavio2006-use=
net2012@yahoo.com>>; Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de<mailto:freebsd@edvax.de>>=
; Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org<mailt=
o: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


--
Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org


--
Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org



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