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Re: [outreachy] Further steps

From: Laura Lazzati
Subject: Re: [outreachy] Further steps
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 11:16:23 -0300

On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 12:08 AM Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Laura,
> >> > If you have any other favourite packages, you can give them also a try.
> >> > It could just get more difficult, with more manual steps, other build
> >> > systems, dependencies to be packed first, code to be patched, etc.
> >> >
> >>
> >> Yes, this would also be good. Please tell us if you have any specific 
> >> package
> >> in mind.
> > I guess I could package some more R packages, and then let me know
> > which ones you think are more convenient, or you find more appealing
> > for Guix.
> All free R packages on CRAN are appealing from my perspective.  You can
> also pick a package from Bioconductor, which might be a tad more
> difficult, as that could depend not only on other Bioconductor packages
> but also packages on CRAN.  Note that the importer does not
> automatically switch between downloading from Bioconductor to
> downloading from CRAN, so you may have to run the importer more than
> once.
> Use “guix import cran -a bioconductor -r PACKAGE” — when it aborts you
> may have stumbled upon an unpackaged CRAN package.
> R packages from Bioconductor should be added to the (gnu packages
> bioconductor) module.
Yes, I was thinking that maybe a trade-off between learning new things
and contributing with things that you need right now, that was why I
was thinking of R packages. Maybe I could package one or two more, to
practice doing so by myself this time, and then switch to another
task, WDYT?
BTW, I was trying to run guix pull, the one installed on top of my
foreing distro - not the one in the guix environment - and I am
getting this error, don't know why, I have already run guix pull
:~/guix$ guix pull
Migrating profile generations to '/var/guix/profiles/per-user/laura'...
guix pull: error: symlink: File exists:
> As far as learning new things goes: R packages usually are very simple
> They rarely ever require changes to the build system, so you don’t get
> to learn about the “arguments” field of the “package” DSL.
> Alternatively, you could look into making changes to the Texinfo
> documentation.  For the project you would need to be somewhat familiar
> with the manual, so it can’t hurt if you would edit it a little.  An
> easy edit is to add a handful of address@hidden lines to places in the manual
> that currently miss them.  A address@hidden line adds a location in the
> manual to the index for a given keyword, so that people can find
> relevant places in the manual more easily.
By the manual you, mean,,
or am I missing something?
If that's the manual, please, let me know further steps to edit it,
since I don't have much idea of how to do so.
It also mentions that you need help for translations, my mother tongue
is spanish, and I am good at translating documentation, at least in
neutral latin american spanish, but I don't know if that is for
another project - I followed the link: Translation Project.


> --
> Ricardo

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