On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 9:18 PM Ankur Sinha <sanjay.ankur(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 20:30:38 -0500, Justin W. Flory wrote:
> On 02/15/2018 01:17 PM, Brian Exelbierd wrote:
> > == Changing metadata
> > Modify the table that drives fedoraproject.org/easyfix
that is located at
> > The table would now include two additional columns (optional)
> > Col 1 = existing reference to the issue tracker. We should consider adding
> > Col 2 = existing point of contact
> > Col 3 = category of task (documentation, infrastructure, programming-Haskell,
> > Col 4 = SIG/WG/etc. this project is related too (Design, Council, KDE, etc.)
> I like this page structure. I see it as more engaging to the people
> reading the page too. Given some time to research it, I think this is
> something that we could work on in CommOps.
From what I see, the current system provides the option to use a tag
other than "easyfix" to mark tickets as such, but we can standardise
this and ask everyone to stick to a case insensitive "easyfix" to make
it somewhat simpler.
I think encouraging a single tag is great, but allowing projects to do
what makes sense is also good. I believe, but haven't checked, that
hte current page allows for any arbitrary tag. Lets put in a sane
default, but not break existing projects.
> > == Changing fedoraproject.org/easyfix
> > Today we show only two categories: Issues from Pagure/Github and
> > Bugzillas
> > I believe those categories are not the right categories for
> > consumers of the page. Using the new category (col 3) above, we
> > would break things out by the kind of contribution. This would
> > serve to let people browse related tasks more easily and to reduce
> > the overwhelming nature of the current lists.
Recently, I was looking at the Github docs, and they have a very nice
"contact a human" link on all their pages. Can we add this to the
easyfix page somehow? I think Hubs is to be moved to prod soon, so this
may not be needed. We can use Col 3 above to link to the SIG's landing
page on Hubs which, as I remember, will have the IRC/ML status in the
sidebars or somewhere.
I think a click to email is great. A click to chat too. Hubs is not
going into production as the project is no longer under development,
aiui. Therefore we should consider what easy efforts we could take.
> > = WCIDFF
> > WCDIFF should be extended to show the categories and groups
> > appropriate for the various endpoints. This way the person who
> > navigates WCDIFF has the option of reading a specific task they
> > could work on right now, if they so desire.
> I've wanted this functionality for a long time but needs dedicated
> development time full-time. If not, then an active effort is needed to
> create a roadmap with easyfixes rolled in to attract contributors.
> In retrospect, all of this sounds like a good GSoC proposal. Not sure if
> it's too late to expand on the idea and find a mentor for it.
I'd love a "contact a human" link on WCIDFF too. It could either take
folks to the related SIG's landing page on hubs, or to their IRC channel
using webchat/matrix/whatever. Even our "Communicating and getting help"
page would be a start, although, there's quite a bit of info there and
people new to the community may find it confusing
(I just noticed that telegram, matrix etc. are not mentioned on this
page yet :o )
I think we should consider using an email link, a pagure issue link,
and an IRC link. The Telegram channels are not official and it causes
some consternation if we treat them as such. Matrix is a good option
for IRC connections.
Ideally, I'd like a "contact a human" link on all our footers. We have
~40 channels and even more mailing lists. There is no shortage of
communication methods for everything Fedora related, so would be a bad
idea to help folks get to them?
How would you design the page that helps a person find the human in
those 40+ methods?
> > = Marketing/Promotion
> > The categories give us the opportunity to promote our easyfixes as a
> > great way to join or contribute in a targeted manner.
> +1. Super helpful for writing even outside of the Fedora community or
> for anyone that wants to highlight a call to action to participate.
Thinking aloud here:
- would an RSS feed of the easyfix page be useful?
- a bot that posts a daily update of the easyfix issues to the planet
maybe? (and so this post will also go out on the fedobot twitter
handle I think?)
I'd rather see that effort go into a twitter or social media feed.
Most people reading our Planet probably don't need easyfix guidance.
This isn't saying we should exclude them, but newbies are, imho, more
likely to see our social media traffic than one post buried in the
> > What do people think?
> I'm interested in all the above, but skeptical to whether all pieces are
> solvable by CommOps.
I'm interested in it too, and can help with some of the bits I'm sure.
I don't think -join is as active as I'd like it to be, and this is
partly because we haven't reached a critical mass where it becomes
self-sustaining yet. So, I'm open to any ways at all that will encourage
folks to talk to us (whether new folks or seasoned contributors).
Thanks for bringing this up :)
Could you help mentor a student in the next round of projects?
Ankur Sinha "FranciscoD"
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