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commit c018f0e1a28ddc7782fd55af132c807f9c2445ae Author: Ross Gammon <rossgam...@mail.dk> Date: Sun Oct 26 21:00:48 2014 +0100 Add more about contributing to Debian GIS --- policy.xml | 49 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---- 1 file changed, 45 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-) diff --git a/policy.xml b/policy.xml index d86ebd8..8969c99 100644 --- a/policy.xml +++ b/policy.xml @@ -101,7 +101,17 @@ section if you're interested in joining us. </para> <para> - If you speak a language other than English, you can contribute right away + There are many ways to contribute to the Debian GIS Team other than packaging + new software and updating existing packages to the latest version. People + that triage bugs and contribute patches, monitor the GIS landscape for new + software, write arcticles, write "HOWTO" tutorials on the wiki, translate + package descriptions (if you speak a language in addition to English), tag + packages so that people can find the software they need, and upload + screenshots are also most welcome. + Join the team as described above and begin contributing! + </para> + <para> + If you speak a language in addition to English, you can contribute right away with translations of package descriptions at <ulink url="http://ddtp.debian.net">ddtp.debian.net</ulink>. </para> @@ -109,12 +119,43 @@ When working on these, you will find immediate targets for improvements of the original English versions, too. For these, though, you need access to Debian GIS's source code repository. - Very welcome are tutorials that guide Debian users towards the use of + </para> + <para> + A good route to find the Debian GIS descriptions needing translation is + to use one of the Debian GIS task pages (for example the workstation task): + <ulink url="http://blends.debian.org/gis/tasks/workstation">Workstation Tasks</ulink> + If you are using a non-English locale, you should see that untranslated + descriptions are in English, and there is a button you can click to + contribute a translation. If you use an English locale, there are links at + the bottom of the webpage that switch the webpage to other languages. + </para> + <para> + You can also contribute and edit Debtags on the task pages. Debtags + are used in Debian so that people can type in keywords and search + for packages that they might need. Please help us to make sure a + user will find our packages if they are searching for them. + If a package is currently not tagged, you should see a "Go tagging" button. + By clicking "Edit Tags" you can double check the packages that have + already been tagged. + </para> + <para> + A well chosen screenshot can also help to sell each Debian GIS package. + Clicking on "Upload screenshot" will take you to a page where you can + upload a screenshot. Instructions can be found on the page that you are + taken to. You can also click on an existing screen shot to send an + updated one if you think the current one is out of date. + </para> + <para> + Also very welcome, are tutorials that guide Debian users towards the use of packages to their immediate benefit. - You may also consider to write respective articles for Magazines, + You may also consider writing relevant articles for Magazines, be they online or in print. </para> <para> + If confirming bugs and contributing and testing patches are your thing, + click here to see all the <ulink url="https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?which=maint&data=pkg-grass-devel%40lists.alioth.debian.org&archive=no&raw=yes&bug-rev=yes&pend-exc=fixed&pend-exc=done">Debian GIS Bugs</ulink>. + </para> + <para> This policy is a work in progress, and attempts to document best practices which evolve and change over time. Different people tend to do things in different ways. @@ -1651,7 +1692,7 @@ lintian ../build-area/*changes </sect2> </sect1> <sect1 id="tasks"> - <title>Tasks</title> + <title>Blend Tasks</title> <para> The Debian GIS <ulink url="http://blends.debian.org/blends">Debian Pure Blend</ulink> -- Alioth's /usr/local/bin/git-commit-notice on /srv/git.debian.org/git/pkg-grass/website.git _______________________________________________ Pkg-grass-devel mailing list Pkgfirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pkg-grass-devel