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WorldWide Review Days this weekend



Fedora Worldwide Review Days

As part of the upcoming merge of Fedora Core and Fedora Extras, and in
concert with FudconBoston, the Fedora project is happy to
announce the Fedora Worldwide Review days. 

Whats a Review Day?

A Review day is a day where interested parties gather on irc (or in
person at FudconBoston) and review a number of Fedora packages
that are awaiting review. Each package will be checked against the
current Fedora package guidelines. All of the formerly Fedora Core
packages will be up for review this weekend. Why have a review Day?

* All the formerly Fedora Core packages will need to be reviewed and
checked for compliance with the latest guidelines. If you have ever
seen packaging problems with your favorite package, now might be a good
time to assist reviewing it.

* Interested parties will know to meet other reviewers on a central irc
channel or in person at FudconBoston.

* Questions about reviews or procedures can be answered quickly on
channel. Input on core package reviews can be sent to the package
maintainer as part of the review. 

Where are the Wordwide Review Days?

Worldwide Review Days will be done via IRC on the irc.freenode.net IRC
network, in channel #fedora-extras. Additionally there will be a number
of reviewers and members of the Fedora packaging Commitee physically
present at the HackFest sessions after FudconBoston, as
well as available on IRC to answer questions or provide assistance.

See: http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/ThorstenLeemhuis/HackFest If you
are available and would like to be invited to the physical HackFest in
Boston. When will the Worldwide Review Days be held?

The Worldwide Review days will be this Saturday and Sunday (2007-02-03
and 2007-02-04), starting around 9:30am EST. See:
http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/ThorstenLeemhuis/HackFest for more on
the schedule. 

How does it work?

Simply join the irc channel. Folks there will be able to point you to a
list of packages needing review. If you are a Fedora Maintainer already
you should be able to review and approve packages from that list once
you are sure they meet all the guidelines. If you are not currently a
Fedora Maintainer, you can still provide valuable input on reviews and
help us make all our packages better.

Note that many people check IRC only every once in a while. Don't be
discouraged if you don't see an immediate reply. Ask your question and
leave your IRC window open to collect replies as people have time to do
so. Also, it's better to ask your questions and wait than to ask if
anyone is there or if you can ask questions. 

Helpful Links

 general IRC information:  http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/IRC/beginners.html
 irc.freenode.net information: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicate
 FudConBoston: http://barcamp.org/FudconBoston2007
 HackFest: http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/ThorstenLeemhuis/HackFest
 WorldWideReviewDays:
http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/WorldWideReviewDays

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