Willing to contribute? Join Sunrise

May 16, 2009 · Posted in Gentoo 

Ok, I know that there are some people out there who maintain several ebuilds on their private overlays. Also, there are some others that keep attaching new ebuilds on our bugzilla. But few of them know that Gentoo offers an official overlay for users to contribute ebuilds. That is Sunrise. Either you are familiar with ebuild writting or not , all you have to do is reading HowToCommit guide, answer a simple question, get your password, and start commiting any ebuild you like :) . For those who dont know much about ebuild writting, there are developers on #gentoo-sunrise  channel ( freenode network ) who are willing to help you and teach you how to write proper ebuilds :) .

ps (tip): Note that many developers are looking for new ebuilds on sunrise, so if you want your shiny ebuild to reach the portage tree ( as quick as possible ) , sunrise is the answer :)


4 Responses to “Willing to contribute? Join Sunrise”

  1. RealNC on May 17th, 2009 2:23 am

    Sunrise is helpful, but IRC? Ugh. No. We need a mailing list or forum, not a real-time communication medium which requires you to actually “be there.” Most people don’t work that way but instead check answers at their leisure and when they have the time for it. Real-time chat doesn’t allow for that.

  2. Pacho Ramos on May 17th, 2009 11:10 am

    I also agree with being able to use a mailing list. IRC is great but, at least for me, it’s a bit hard to find time for joining and keep paying attention on it for some minutes

    Thanks a lot

  3. Markus Ullmann on May 18th, 2009 4:58 pm

    Seems after all it was worth loosing a semester for it and fighting it through the council ;)

    Re: MLs are hardly flexible enough for this, also see suggestion as a part of forums on gentoo-dev ML. (Okay, one should note that we even have a mailinglist but that’s out of common knowledge it seems)

  4. Mike on May 23rd, 2009 10:54 pm

    Hi, nice posts there :-) thank’s for the interesting information

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