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


Hey Steve,

You are welcome to edit the confluence documentation.  There are no
single owners of those documents.  They belong to everyone in the
project, so that means you too.

Old versions are saved, so you don't need to worry about breaking things.

Before you can do that though, you'll need to register with Apache's
confluence: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/signup.action

Let me know what your ID is when you've done that, and I'll give you
the permissions you need to edit.

Best Regards,
Myrle

On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 7:39 AM, Mexina Daniel <mexina@singo.africa> wrote:
> Hello Steve
>
> That's a good initiative,
>
> Sure this will help new committers to start participate in this task early
>
> I would suggest the "welcome" email that you will be sending to include both https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FINERACT/Committer%27s+Zone and https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FINERACT/Merge+a+pull+request+to+a+mirrored+Apache+repo and other infos that you think might be helpful
>
> Best Regards
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Conrad" <sconrad1@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: "dev" <dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 5:19:30 AM
> Subject: Re: For new committers: how to merge a PR in Fineract 1x... and how to ask for help
>
> Thanks Myrle. I think it's a good idea to have someone send a 'welcome'
> email to new committers with a link to that documentation. I am happy to
> take on that role. I will look for any messages announcing new committers
> and be sure to follow up with them and let them know they are free to merge
> PRs, etc. And I will send the link to the documentation.
>
> I'll let you know if there are any documentation updates that I think would
> be helpful. Are we free to modify those documents, or is that something
> that only the owner of the docs can do?
>
> Thanks again,
> Steve
>
>
> On Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 11:17 AM, Myrle Krantz <myrle@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> Hey Steve,
>>
>> Thank you for the suggestions.
>>
>> Here's the information we currently have:
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FINERACT/Committer%27s+Zone
>>
>> 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,
>> Myrle
>>
>>
>> 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:
>> >> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FINERACT/
>> >> 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
>> >>
>>
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