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

rikki cattermole rikki at
Wed Oct 23 16:05:17 UTC 2019

On 24/10/2019 4:45 AM, Aliak wrote:
> On Wednesday, 23 October 2019 at 07:18:39 UTC, rikki cattermole wrote:
>> On 23/10/2019 8:10 PM, aliak wrote:
>>> On Wednesday, 23 October 2019 at 06:11:34 UTC, rikki cattermole wrote:
>>>> [...]
>>> 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?".
> Maybe I should’ve explained it better. But anyway, similar as in: join a 
> list, get pinged when there’s a new issue that is beginner level.
> So that’d mean, when a new issue is labeled as boot camp, is there a 
> list that people can join to be notified. 

This it the query you want.

In theory bugzilla can send out as an email via its whining feature. 
However I have no idea if its configured and setup, or its just that I 
don't know bugzilla very well ;)

It won't be a good experience, but in theory it should be possible with 
everything in place right now.

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