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Re: Metaproblem, part 3

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Metaproblem, part 3
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:56:17 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: address@hidden (João Távora)
>> Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:32:23 +0000
>> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
>> address@hidden (Phillip Lord) writes:
>> > Cheesy as it sounds, perhaps, what is needed is "mentors". So, someone
>> > wants to fix something or change something about Emacs, they get a short
>> > term mentor to help them through the process (both at a code level, and
>> > at a rules of community level). So, the first piece of advice in
>> > contribute wouldn't be "do this, do that", it would be "think of a
>> > problem, ask for a mentor".
>> +1 to this. In every software project I've worked on, some form of
>> mentorship has proven essential in every first-time
>> contribution. Including projects that I started, and including Emacs
>> (thanks Stefan!).
> I also think that we have mentoring here, so I don't understand what
> exactly is this gripe about.  People ask questions, both here and on
> bug-gnu-emacs, and get helpful answers and guidance even when the
> questions are only tangentially related to Emacs (or even not at
> all).  What exactly is missing?

I've gone back and read what I wrote. I can't see where it is a gripe.
It seems to me to be a positive suggestion. I understand that you do not
see the problem, but then you've been committing to Emacs for ages, so
it's clear that it's not a problem you have.


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