dc11 - 1.0


Stefano Zacchiroli
Day DebConf Day 4 (2011-07-29)
Room Round room
Start time 10:00
Duration 00:45
ID 767
Event type bof
Track Debian ⁄ Society
Language en

the DPL wannabe (and HOWTO) BoF

how can we improve DPL-related processes in Debian?

A poor DPL newbie---like yours truly in April 2010---has to go through quite some bumps before being able to be actually useful to the Debian project. What the "DPL job" is about has little documentation and is most likely very personal too.

In this BoF I'd like to share and review my experiences as DPL, explaining what the "DPL job" is about to wannabe DPLs or simply to the curious Developer willing to know more about it. I'll describe what a typical "DPL day" looks like and some of my personal strategies to deal with "leader@d.o" mail and keep track of what happens in DPL land, to inform the Project at the next "bits from the DPL" mail pulse.

We'll then let the discussion go, asking for comments on how the strategies have worked on and for suggestions on how to improve them further. Can we come up with a set of "best practices" that, in the interest of the Project, will be suggested for adoption to future DPLs? In my experience, that could be a little, but very valuable treasure for future DPLs!

... needlessly to say, participation of other past DPLs, or DPL helpers willing to share their experiences would be more than welcome!