On 4/25/2010 4:31 PM, Sean Reifschneider wrote:
I'm trying to get a good friend of mine to start doing bug triage on Python.
What is *his* interest? How long has he known and used Python?
As part of my trying to mentor him on it, I've found that many of the common things I do in triage, like setting a priority for priorityless bugs, assigning them to people who obviously are the next step, requires enhanced privileges.
And enhanced knowledge of the process (and people, for assigning).
He has no reputation in the Python community, so I'd be up for getting him started on things that require fewer privileges like verifying older patches still apply against newer Pythons, or maybe summarizing priority/assignment changes to the list and having someone (possibly me) make the changes, etc...
To me, this seems the appropriate way to start. Has he registered for the tracker yet? With his real name? How many issues has he commented on? I searched for issues with 'dangerjim' on the nosy list and found none.
I think someone should have read at least, say, 10 issues and commented on at least, say, 5, to show real interest and sanity before being elevated.
However, I will step up for him and say that I've known him a decade, and he's very trustworthy. He has been the president (we call that position Maximum Leader) of our Linux Users Group here for 5 years or so.
I consider particular knowledge and interest to be as important and trustworthness.
Terry Jan Reedy