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Re: Is it possible for a 14 year old in the UK to be able to contribute

From: Zack Piper
Subject: Re: Is it possible for a 14 year old in the UK to be able to contribute to Emacs?
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:51:10 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 01:46:58PM +0100, Óscar Fuentes wrote:
> Zack Piper <address@hidden> writes:
> [snip]
> > I shall continue learning C and/or LISP, until I feel ready, and
> > practice by making, potentially useful, Emacs packages.
> There are ways to contribute that does not require programming
> knowledge. Helping with bug reports is one of them. You can pick old bug
> reports and see if they still are valid (when they come with a
> reproducible recipe) and search for simpler recipes for those reports
> with non-trivial ones (a bug report has a "simple" recipe when it starts
> with "emacs -Q" and does not depend on installing external packages).
> Checking the correctness of documentation is another instance of work
> that does not require programming skills and will gain you of a solid
> knowledge of Emacs' capabilities.
> This type of work is very important for any software project, requires
> cleverness and is very appreciated by the core developers. It also helps
> you to gain skills on project management and community interaction,
> which is a key ability that no amount of C/Lisp learning will provide.
> You don't need to sign the FSF papers for those tasks.

Hm, sounds like something I can do in the meantime. I will take a look.


Zack Piper <address@hidden> http://apertron.net

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