Archive for the ‘ports committer’ tag
After about 4 months of mentoring my protege, Philippe Audeoud, along with thierry@, we have cast him free to commit in the wild.
Good luck jadawin, go into the world, and commit to your heart’s content!
I have been fortunate to work with Philippe since the fall, now I get to tor-ment him, along with Thierry Thomas.
This is my first mentee, so let’s hope it is a positive experience for all involved
200 commits since the first one, 5.34 months ago, according to cia.vc
I love these landmarks!
Little did I realize when I became a committer I would be the recipient of 200+ emails daily. Between my optional mailing lists, coupled with internal FreeBSD messages, cvs-commit control messages, and gnats notifications, I found my Inbox filled up, quickly.
I learned to use procmail. I highly recommend it. Apply some simple recipes, and voila, messages can be auto-filed for reference, leaving the Inbox a lot less cluttered.
Even if you don’t get a huge volume of email, check it out anyway!
It took 2.1 months (according to cia.vc) for me to reach this milestone. I marked it silently by letting my mentor and my submitter know.
Ok, I guess I bragged here, too!
Right after I posted my first blog entry, there it was, pavmail. This message from Pav let me know a commit I made was broken. So, wouldn’t you know it on September 8, 2007, I earned my first pointyhat. I am sure my mother would be proud of me
I submitted a PR to assume maintainership of net/citrix_ica on May 25, 2006. It was my first real port PR, and it wasn’t even formatted correctly! I was fortunate, a sympathetic committer (clsung) committed it anyway. A little over a year, and almost 300 PRs later I have been elevated to the ranks of rookie Ports Committer.
Irconically, Cheng-Lung Sung, my first committer, has become my mentor. Seems like the great cycle of life. Under his mentorship I have committed some of my own ports, and closed about a dozen PRs. No pointyhats, yet! Yet is the operative word, I know it is looming out there, it is just a matter of when.
In the meantime, keep the PRs coming, and I will keep on committing.