[Squeakfoundation]How to get stuff into Squeak?

John M McIntosh squeakfoundation@lists.squeakfoundation.org
Thu, 31 May 2001 22:06:02 -0700

Ok, I tripped over this from the FreeBSD people. However the issues 
are the same. How to get contributions in to the image of stable 
squeak or just bleeding edge squeak?

Thus I'd think as part of our (not that I'm volunteering for this) 
mandate there should be a position like below.

PS Of course I realize we do have rules ie [ENH] [FIX} etc and we do 
have someone doing the job, but lets clarify how it works as part of 
the process.

At 1:41 PM +0930 6/1/01, Greg Lehey wrote:
>From: Greg Lehey <grog@FreeBSD.org>
>To: developers@FreeBSD.org,
>	FreeBSD Stable Users <freebsd-stable@freebsd.org>,
>	FreeBSD current users <FreeBSD-current@FreeBSD.ORG>
>Subject: The FreeBSD core team needs your help
>Organization: The FreeBSD Project
>Phone: +61-8-8388-8286
>Fax: +61-8-8388-8725
>Mobile: +61-418-838-708
>WWW-Home-Page: http://www.FreeBSD.org/

>Those of you who have been following the mailing lists will have
>noticed (or participated in) a thread bemoaning the continued lack of
>feedback from the core team.  That thread is still very active, but
>one suggestion (made by phk) was to send out a message asking for help
>getting things done.  It's easy to claim that this would work, but
>first we need to know if anybody would be interested.  Here's phk's
>   The FreeBSD core team is looking for an assistant to help with
>   tracking and recording the issues being worked by core.
>   Responsibilities:
>   When a request or question is sent to core@ you reply with an
>   acknowledgement that it has been received, and nag the core team
>   until it has been decided on and replied to.
>   It is also your responsibility to prepare a summary of core@'s
>   businnes once per month and after cores approval of the text, to
>   send this to developers@.  This summary should be detailed enough to
>   show the committers which core members participate in the core
>   business and which don't.
>   You will obviously gain insight into the work of and communications
>   of the core team, but apart from the above mentioned summary, this
>   information is of course strictly confidential.
>   Working hours:
>   All.
>   Benefits:
>   The FreeBSD project has a comprehensive benefits plan which you will
>   take full advantage off.  The benefits include: Lots and lots of
>   email. birth control (you wont have time to spend with your SO),
>   sunburn protection (you wont have time to spend away from the
>   computer).
>Despite the appearances, this is not an official request for
>applicants.  We just want to know who would be interested in doing
>such a thankless task, and whether it's worth core's time to discuss
>the exact terms of reference (does the person get elected, for
>example, or appointed?).  If you're interested, it's your choice
>whether you copy -developers, though personally I'd prefer if you just
>replied to core@.

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