Listing our current forces

Jarryd Beck jarro.2783 at
Thu Nov 20 04:42:03 CET 2014

This seems like a good place to mention this. I applied for git access
months ago because I wrote a panel plugin that I wanted to contribute,
but I never heard back after I signed up.

I was also going through the bugzilla trying to find a bug that I
might be able to fix, but a lot are still open from 5 years ago, and
have since been fixed. With that many unclosed bug reports it is a bit
useless. I would be happy to go through and close any that are now
fixed if I had the access.

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 7:43 AM, Landry Breuil <landry.breuil at> wrote:
> Adding to what steve just said, we need more people with the ability to:
> - grant editbugs privileges in bugzilla
> - manage product ownership in bugzilla
> - validate ssh keys for git access
> - manage git accounts and write access to repositories
> - manage the release-manager
> (i'm willing to help on all those 'behind the scenes' tasks..)
> in the past weeks, we've had quite some new contributors popping in, and i
> think that so far we failed in welcoming them *and* setting them up so that
> they could actually contribute..
> lots of perfectly valid and tested patches are pending in bugzilla for
> someone with write access to git repos to just apply them.. and new
> contributors fixing bugs might be saddened to see their work not
> reviewed/integrated.
> Landry
> (oh, and since i'm also a 'distributor' via OpenBSD, i'm also doing some
> QA/testing of dev releases, but that's only me, and some of the users i know
> i can throw patches at..)
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 9:20 PM, Steve Dodier-Lazaro <sidnioulz at>
> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> Following discussion today on IRC, we've started a Wiki page
>> ( on which all Xfce contributors can list
>> the areas in which they're willing to work in the future.
>> This list will be very useful in:
>> - identifying weak spots, where we urgently need new contributors
>> - ensuring that each SIG has one person monitoring progress and
>> setting milestones
>> I'd like to ask everyone to add themselves onto the list to help us
>> reach that goal. If you're a Xfce distributor, you can also indicate
>> on that list how your team can help us e.g., by providing testing or
>> developer effort on apps, by giving us a contact point for bug
>> triaging, etc.
>> Thanks,
>> --
>> Steve Dodier-Lazaro
>> PhD Student in Information Security
>> University College London
>> Free Software Developer
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