[Distutils] please mark good first issues in your projects

Sumana Harihareswara sh at changeset.nyc
Fri Apr 13 10:54:08 EDT 2018

Warehouse is attracting several newer contributors including people new
to open source, which is great. As Warehouse matures, we have fewer and
fewer easy small bugs *in the Python side* left. (So, we have more work
for new frontend contributors, and less for Pythonists.)

I'd love to refer these folks to other parts of the Python packaging and
distribution ecosystem so we can improve the whole toolchain. Right now
there are 29 open issues in PyPA projects on GitHub marked "good first
issue", 11 in Warehouse and most of the rest in pip:


I'm totally fine with giving new volunteers teensy tiny doc fix tasks,
"manually test this functionality" tasks, and "check whether this bug is
still reproducible" tasks, in case you want to write up some of those.
Here's a template we use to make good first issues in Warehouse, in case
you want to emulate it:

**Good First Issue**: This issue is good for first time contributors. If
you've already contributed to Warehouse, please work on [another issue
without this
instead. If there is not a corresponding pull request for this issue, it
is up for grabs. For directions for getting set up, see our [Getting
Started Guide](https://warehouse.pypa.io/development/getting-started/).
If you are working on this issue and have questions, please feel free to
ask them here, [`#pypa-dev` on
Freenode](https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23pypa-dev), or the
[pypa-dev mailing list](https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pypa-dev).

If your project isn't under https://github.com/pypa , but you want to
publicize your good first issues, reply to this thread? Thanks.

Sumana Harihareswara
Warehouse project manager
Changeset Consulting

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