On Sun, Nov 04, 2018 at 04:10:49AM -0000, Daniel Newkirk wrote:
My name is Daniel, and I'd love to help out the Fedora project in some manner.
Been a Fedora user on and off since Fedora 1 (used RH 9 back in the day), and I've
been coding with Python for about a decade now--things like bioinformatics software,
analysis pipelines, and automation--and may be of some use. There appear to be some
python2 packages that still need some packaging/porting to python3, but that may not be of
use much longer? If there is an area of particular need, and someone has a few spare
moments to point me in the right direction, that would be wonderful. I'm not very
experienced with packaging in Fedora yet, but I'm a quick learner and self-motivated,
so it should be relatively painless :).
welcome to Fedora!
The list of python2 packages to port over is long enough that this
will still be a subject for the next few years . Currently Fedora is
shedding some leaf python2 packages , but there is still plenty of
stuff to update. And apart from the stuff that is already in Fedora,
there is Python software which could be added to Fedora in the future
if it is updated for Python 3. There is a new initiative to add more
scientific software to Fedora , something that might be interesting
for you if you care about bioinformatics.
Nowadays it is possible/exptected/welcome to open pull requests under
for the spec files of various packages.
If you want to become a packager (either for some new packages or just
to work on improving the existing ones) and are looking for sponsorship
into the packagers group, let me know off-list.