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#1 2013-10-07 13:45:19

jrussell
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From: Cape Town, South Africa
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Representative developers on our forums?

Id be interested to know if we have any users on our forums who are developers from different software projects? Or do developers not really hang around on the forums?

I havn't really noticed any users in particular.

Just thought of this now when I saw a local network provider on a forum site dealing with things.

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#2 2013-10-07 14:04:34

karol
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Re: Representative developers on our forums?

fluxbb dev has an account here.
Arch uses fluxbb as the forum software so this helps.

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#3 2013-10-07 15:27:20

drcouzelis
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Re: Representative developers on our forums?

jrussell wrote:

Id be interested to know if we have any users on our forums who are developers from different software projects?

I suspect many people on this forum, like me, are software developers, even professionaly.

I think what you're actually looking for is "software developers of cool projects". You know, like, someone who wrote the WiFi drivers for FreeBSD, or the person who wrote ASCII Portal, or a someone that works at Red Hat or AMD or Jolla.

I'd be interested to know that too. big_smile

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#4 2013-10-07 17:11:46

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Re: Representative developers on our forums?

I'm sure if you did a site search for the phrase, "I'm the developer of..." you would find a range of projects represented here.


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#5 2013-10-08 01:26:06

ngoonee
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Re: Representative developers on our forums?

drcouzelis wrote:

I suspect many people on this forum, like me, are software developers, even professionaly.

I suspect projection bias.

Furthermore, I suspect that a majority of Arch users (and forum members by extension) do not develop software, though with Arch I'd think at least a plurality have technical skills and may even have contributed some code to existing projects.

Disclaimer: this is based only on my observations of the type of topics and questions (and answers, to be fair) which I've seen on the forums. And on my suspicion that the best software developers actively avoid the noise of our (and other) forums smile


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#6 2013-10-08 01:29:47

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Re: Representative developers on our forums?

I've always wondered what "developer" really means.  There are a good handful of arch devs who frequent the forums.  And by one definition of the word, every "community contribution" thread was started by a developer of at least one project.


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#7 2013-10-08 01:32:20

Jristz
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Re: Representative developers on our forums?

Allan count as a developer for any software??

maybe that is 1...


Well, I suppose that this is somekind of signature, no?

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#8 2013-10-08 01:36:38

WonderWoofy
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Registered: 2012-05-19
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Re: Representative developers on our forums?

srs5694 does an amazing job providing support for his software (gptfdisk and rEFInd) on these forums.

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#9 2013-10-08 14:08:27

drcouzelis
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Re: Representative developers on our forums?

ngoonee wrote:
drcouzelis wrote:

I suspect many people on this forum, like me, are software developers, even professionaly.

I suspect projection bias.

That reminds me of a funny story.

Way back when I was 12 years old I decided I wanted to be a programmer when I grew up.

Shortly after that I had a very serious fear: What if I won't be able to find a job because everyone will want to be a programmer because it's so darn fun??

It was only much later in life that I realized not everyone finds programming to be fun. tongue

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#10 2013-10-08 14:13:42

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Re: Representative developers on our forums?

drcouzelis wrote:

It was only much later in life that I realized not everyone finds programming to be fun. tongue

Huh? They don't?


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#11 2013-10-08 15:08:19

ewaller
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Re: Representative developers on our forums?

drcouzelis wrote:

That reminds me of a funny story.

Way back when I was 12 years old I decided I wanted to be a programmer when I grew up.

Do programmers ever really grow up?  ("Not, I", said ewaller)


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#12 2013-10-08 17:54:04

blackout23
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Re: Representative developers on our forums?

Aren't some Arch developers involved with systemd?

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#13 2013-10-08 18:39:21

falconindy
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Re: Representative developers on our forums?

blackout23 wrote:

Aren't some Arch developers involved with systemd?

And util-linux, and curl, and whatever else happens to pique my interest (or break on me). I don't consider myself a developer -- I'm Just Another $lang Hacker.

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#14 2013-10-09 02:05:17

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Re: Representative developers on our forums?

export lang=en_GB;en_US;$lang


Allan-Volunteer on the (topic being discussed) mailn lists. You never get the people who matters attention on the forums.
jasonwryan-Installing Arch is a measure of your literacy. Maintaining Arch is a measure of your diligence. Contributing to Arch is a measure of your competence.
Griemak-Bleeding edge, not bleeding flat. Edge denotes falls will occur from time to time. Bring your own parachute.

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#15 2013-10-09 02:44:18

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Re: Representative developers on our forums?

falconindy wrote:

I don't consider myself a developer -- I'm Just Another $lang Hacker.

My Arse.  You, sir, have my utmost respect as a developer.

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It also says so -- right under your name tongue


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#16 2013-10-13 06:09:40

sonoran
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Re: Representative developers on our forums?

WonderWoofy wrote:

srs5694 does an amazing job providing support for his software (gptfdisk and rEFInd) on these forums.

Not only here, srs5694 is very generous with his time and expertise on other linux forums as well.

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#17 2013-10-28 12:19:30

n_t
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Registered: 2013-02-01
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Re: Representative developers on our forums?

This is a really interesting question to be fair to the OP. It would be great to have stats across all the different distro forums to work out what percentage are developers. I would expect arch to have a higher percentage than ubuntu for instance, but that might no necessarily be true.

I'm a software developer myself, but I work on high-level languages, I certainly don't commit to the linux kernel or arch... yet

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