You are not logged in.

#1 2004-08-16 03:56:05

rasat
Forum Fellow
From: Finland, working in Romania
Registered: 2002-12-27
Posts: 2,176
Website

What field or work to help AL?

Arch Linux Forums has soon 2000 users. There are users with different skills and interests and its nice to see some of them have come forward contributing for Arch development. The documents in Arch Wiki, contribution of new packages, TUs, and forum supports are good examples. I am sure there are more what users can provide if they would know what field or work to help.

Old-timers and developers, please post here where users can help. Also if any user wants to introduce his / her skill(s) or interest.

Offline

#2 2004-08-16 05:16:56

sarah31
Member
From: Middle of Canada
Registered: 2002-08-20
Posts: 2,975
Website

Re: What field or work to help AL?

i quit once twice is not in the books wink


AKA uknowme

I am not your friend

Offline

#3 2004-08-16 07:33:28

Blaasvis
Member
Registered: 2003-01-17
Posts: 467

Re: What field or work to help AL?

well, try fixing long standing bugs.
more docs is always good wink
fix openoffice 1.1.2 so it will build against gcc 3.4.0 :mrgreen:


Freedom is what i love

Offline

#4 2004-08-16 07:37:56

dp
Member
From: Zürich, Switzerland
Registered: 2003-05-27
Posts: 3,363
Website

Re: What field or work to help AL?

for newbies:
---------------
- learn to use linux
- ask your questions in the forum
- tell your friends how great archlinux is
- contribute to the community, what you are not newbie in (e.g. if you know to make graphics, make themes for arch ....)
- have fun

for users:
---------------
- report any funny behaviour
- find out what deps are missing
- be gentle to the devs - we are "human beings" (being sure for me i suppose the others are humans too ;-) )
- have a look at the wiki and add details, if needed
- write PKGBUILD's + post working ones in the forum + speak with the TU's (ML)
- have fun

for experienced users:
-------------------------
- if you find some time, use the testing repo + report funny behaviour to help the devs for big avalanche rebuilds
- be active in the community and help the newbies
- work on the wiki, correct the wrong entries
- write PKGBUILD's + post working ones in the forum + speak with the TU's (ML)
- have fun

for coders:
------------
- discuss your ideas in the forum
- write patches and let the responsable people know
- coordinate your satellite projects with other coders (= make sure others know what you are working on - make also sure, you know what else is going on (64bit/i586/server/gui's ...))
- be active in the community and help the newbies
- have fun

for gentoo users:
--------------------
- switch to arch, you will be amazed how much cpu-time you will gain!

for only-windows users:
--------------------------
- i'm sorry for you


The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.

Offline

#5 2004-08-16 08:39:46

tpowa
Developer
From: Lauingen , Germany
Registered: 2004-04-05
Posts: 2,260

Re: What field or work to help AL?

dp  good post

for forum reporting:
All should consider it doesn't help much to post eg. my printer is not working
for good traceback of the problem post the following:
post your setup (arch latest update or what versions of software you are using) or with components where it is plugged in usb/parallel or something else
dmesg (prints out all kernel related things)
top (if your system is stressed by a process you can find it here)
of course the config files you use eg. fstab,cups.conf,samba.conf, rc.conf
have a look at /var/log there are many log files which can give you hints of what's going wrong
if a program crashs try to start it in a console to get feedback what went wrong

well perhaps comes more to my mind later

Offline

#6 2004-08-16 20:43:12

sarah31
Member
From: Middle of Canada
Registered: 2002-08-20
Posts: 2,975
Website

Re: What field or work to help AL?

i pu tin enough time. my time is my own. i file bugs when they come up and answer what i can here. i don't have the inclination to be more involved than that.


AKA uknowme

I am not your friend

Offline

#7 2004-08-16 21:23:17

Matt3030
Member
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2004-08-13
Posts: 12

Re: What field or work to help AL?

dp wrote:

for gentoo users:
--------------------
- switch to arch, you will be amazed how much cpu-time you will gain!


Hahahaha... nice.

Offline

#8 2004-08-18 17:07:21

Dusty
Schwag Merchant
From: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Registered: 2004-01-18
Posts: 5,986
Website

Re: What field or work to help AL?

dp pretty well covered it.

Adding docs to the wiki is a big help (for me, anyway!).  Even if you don't know the whole process, you can start a doc and somebody else might fix it. So fixing docs in the wiki is a big help too. I would LOVE it if somebody would also go through and correct grammar/style every once in a while, besides me.

Donations are a huge help too, server costs are outrageous.

suggestions are always welcome, demands are not.

Dusty

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB