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Re: Metaproblem, part 3

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Metaproblem, part 3
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2014 16:29:40 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:

> Eric Abrahamsen writes:
>  > It would be nice to explicitly let posters know that they can ask
>  > someone for help with implementing a feature/squashing a
>  > bug. There's lots of helpful advice here and on emacs.help, but
>  > that's not quite the same as knowing that someone has committed (to
>  > some extent) to assisting you.
> I see worries about "hostile" environment, and suggestions for making
> things more welcoming to new contributors.  I have to ask, what do all
> you folks who are suggesting Emacs change its procedures think is in
> it for the mentors and core developers?

FWIW (not much), I have never felt any hostility here or in emacs.help,
and I'm not complaining about anything. Possibly I haven't felt it
because I'm coming in at such a low level that no nerves are touched --
I'm asking basic questions.

The only reason I chimed in is because I'm one of those who would love
to contribute more substantially, but needs guidance. For example, I've
got the basics of an epub-editing mode in place. I'd like it to be a
solid library, and would likely need assistance to get it there.

What's in it for the mentors and core developers is that, a few years
from now, I'd like to be making larger contributions to the Emacs core.
Mentoring would help me get there.


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