Re: Rust “ice breaker” for getting involved - can we do something similar?

rikki cattermole rikki at
Wed Oct 23 07:18:39 UTC 2019

On 23/10/2019 8:10 PM, aliak wrote:
> On Wednesday, 23 October 2019 at 06:11:34 UTC, rikki cattermole wrote:
>> On 23/10/2019 7:06 PM, Aliak wrote:
>>> I’ve noticed a number of times people have asked how to help out 
>>> small. Rust has started this program [0] where issues that come up 
>>> have small commitment times. And if you add yourself to a GitHub 
>>> group you will be notified of all such issues.
>>> Is something similar doable with the bugzilla setup? If an issue is 
>>> opened and it’s
>>> A) relatively easy
>>> B) small buy can be mentored
>>> C) ?
>>> Then push out an email to everyone on some list?
>>> [0] 
> I figured someone would suggest: "just go search yourself" :) - I 
> should've addressed it in the original post...
> Yes, rust has labels as well. A) different participation model (pull vs 
> push). B) you don't know when there's new stuff. C) A ping every now and 
> then on a list you voluntarily want to be on is a good thing as it may 
> ping you at the "right time". D) setup is minimal and produces another 
> avenue for people to get involved and be reminded that they want to be 
> involved.
> And ok so the next response is probably going to be something along: "if 
> you're too lazy to go check yourself then there's no point" ... or 
> something. That's a response from someone who just doesn't understand 
> that people work differently. What works for you does not work for 
> another. And having different styles or avenues for getting involved 
> increases reach - which is what you want in an open source project (I 
> assume).

You kinda missed my point.

The lists of bugzilla issues that newbies can do are already curated.
As per you question "Is something similar doable with the bugzilla setup?".

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