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Re: For new committers: how to merge a PR in Fineract 1x... and how to ask for help

Hey Steve,

Thank you for the suggestions.

Here's the information we currently have:

Perhaps you can review it for holes, and provide feedback on what
changes would help you specifically.

As to new committer on-boarding, I think it's a good idea.  Would you
like to take on this task?  Apache is a do-ocracy.  If there's
something you'd like to see done, the best thing to do is, *do it*.
You don't need my or anyone else's permission.  You're one of us now,
so this responsibility lies as much with you as it does with me. : o)

Best Regards,

On Sat, Apr 21, 2018 at 3:53 AM, Steve Conrad <sconrad1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks Myrle. That particular question came from me. I thought there may be
> a more formal onboarding process for new committers - and I wanted to make
> sure that I hadn't missed something. The documentation links that you
> provided are helpful. Perhaps in the future you can send a specific message
> to new committers letting them know about these resources. I know that new
> committers want to make sure that they are following correct procedures and
> a little nudge in the right direction as far as how to do that would be
> helpful.
> I'm looking forward to contributing more to the Fineract community.
> Steve
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 9:48 AM, Myrle Krantz <myrle@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> It came up on the private list that our newest committers may not know
>> how to merge a Pull Request on the Fineract 1X git-wip.
>> Here are the instructions:
>> Merge+a+pull+request+to+a+mirrored+Apache+repo
>> In the future, if you can't figure out how to do something, please ask
>> on the public list.
>> 1.) It's likely you're not the only one struggling.  Others will
>> appreciate your courage and the information you elicit.  There's no
>> shame in not knowing; becoming a committer doesn't magically turn you
>> into an expert on Apache Infra.
>> 2.) If you ask a single volunteer, that person may not know the
>> answer.  Even if they do, they could easily become overwhelmed.  If
>> you ask on the development list, the task of helping people get up to
>> speed can be spread out in the community or be picked up by those most
>> knowledgeable in the specific question you have.
>> Best Regards,
>> Myrle