[Slackbuilds-users] How to contribute ?

"Niklas \"Nille\" Åkerström" nille.kungen at gmail.com
Sun Jan 4 23:03:40 UTC 2009

Robby Workman skrev:
> On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 10:24:10 -0800 (PST)
> Phillip Warner <pc_warner at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> People who submit SlackBuild should diff the official SBo versions
>> of their scripts to see how they were modified (if at all)
> YES.
> I recently ranted about this in a private mail to a submitter, so I
> guess I should go ahead and throw it out for everyone.  We expect that
> version updates should be based on *our* copy of the script, and we
> expect new submissions to be pretty damn close to what's in the
> template, except when there are obvious reasons why it shouldn't be.
> I've rejected quite a few things due to requiring too many edits to 
> bring in line with our standard script format.  It's nothing major, but
> look at it this way: consider how it would be if everyone that
> submitted a script made us spend the extra ten or so minutes required
> to fix and test those sorts of changes. Since we opened the submission
> form back up for 12.2, we've gotten somewhere around 250 submissions.
> 250 times 10 is 2500 minutes.  That's 41 hours.  41 HOURS. That's *5*
> workdays (a full week) of nothing but fixing stuff that shouldn't have
> been sent to us in the first place.  
> Sorry to seem so harsh, but nobody is getting paid for this - we're
> doing it in our spare time, and spending our spare time on repetitive
> tasks that shouldn't have to be done at all is not on our list of
> favorite things to do.
> -RW
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You got a good point here.
And for updates i often use the optional comment feild in the upload form to inform about what changes i done.
If i done some bigger changes to my builds i think thats the best place to inform about why and what it's for.
41h thats alot and they should be rejected and fixed by the maintainer
And if you read in the template.SlackBuild there is stated that you should run your builds as an user to see errors you don't see as root.
It might not be totaly clear in the template.SlackBuild that you should run it as user to see all problems you might have in you script so it maybe should be stated more clearly.

Thats my 2cents /Nille

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