On 1/5/16 6:53 PM, Michael Paquier wrote:
On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 7:32 AM, Joshua D. Drake <j...@commandprompt.com> wrote:
So I was on #postgresql today. I convinced a newer user that they could
easily contribute to PostgreSQL even if it was just doc patches. I described
the basic workflow and the individual was excited.

His first question?

linuxhiker: oooo git interface! Bug tracker for this anywhere?

Potential answer: Yes. As of now, pgsql-docs for doc issues, and
pgsql-bugs for actual bugs :)

Which doesn't help anyone, because neither of those provide a list of "hey, here's stuff you could do to contribute". The closest we come to that is the TODO, which isn't well known and has almost no items for newbies (and the newbie items that are there don't offer much advice).

The reason I this matters is because yesterday I posted a task for a new hacker with simple guidelines and 24 hours later it was completed[1]. That tells me there's people that would love to contribute but don't know how or what to contribute.

I realize a tracker *by itself* won't solve that, but it is the first place anyone that wants to contribute code is likely to look. So having one makes it more likely that new people will contribute.

On a related note, anyone interested in growing the community should take a look at [2]. tl;dr: best way to grow the community is to attract some folks that will make growing it their priority.

[1] http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/568ada20.7090...@bluetreble.com
[2] http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/568c6e6d.1040...@bluetreble.com
Jim Nasby, Data Architect, Blue Treble Consulting, Austin TX
Experts in Analytics, Data Architecture and PostgreSQL
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