[sugar] A question about finding the right developer

Simon Schampijer simon
Thu May 8 18:16:48 EDT 2008

Morgan Collett wrote:
> Hi Aaron
> On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 4:17 PM, Aaron Konstam <akonstam at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>  What you describe is a  is his good start. However. it leaves with two
>>  questions:
>>  How would we decide that erikos (as Michael stone tells us) is right
>>  person to contact rather than Markos (who is actually the Browsers
>>  developer)?
> I agree that the situation could be improved. However most of the ways
> to find developers for a project (e.g. if there was an AUTHORS file,
> which is the case for sugar and some of the other activities) gives
> you names and email addresses for all the contributors and there isn't
> necessarily an easy way to know who the primary developer or current
> maintainer are.


> If you had contacted Marco, he would have either answered your
> question or directed you to Simon.
> There aren't formal procedures for many things - all I can recommend
> is ask, and keep on asking.
>>  If we decided erikos is the right one how would we contact him? What is
>>  his e-mail address?
> His wiki page (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Erikos) has his IRC
> nick. I do know that not many people feel comfortable with IRC or are
> able to connect. Ideally his wiki page should have his real name and a
> way to email him.

Added name and wiki-email.

> However: The best way to get answers on matters like this is to mail
> the sugar list, with your direct question, since there are often
> several people able to answer a given question, and it provides an
> opportunity for public discussion. This also helps for cases when
> people working on a specific project or module change.
>>  As a side note I did contact him and never got a reply. This a hell of a
>>  way to run a railroad.
> Oh, a railroad? I thought we were in the education business :)
> I can't speak for Simon, but I personally am getting swamped by email.
> Try again, or mail the sugar list.
> Regards
> Morgan

Right that is what likely happens :/ Morgan phrased it correctly - best 
is to use the sugar-ml/devel-ml or trac.


PS: If you are referring to http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/6826 or 6825: I 
have added the information I got together so far.

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