DeveloperWiki:Developer Checklist

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New developer setup and checklist

For the admin

To add a new user:

  • run /usr/local/bin/ on nymeria (only new accounts). The script will ask for necessary information.
    • If the user already has an account gpasswd -a $username dev
  • upgrade to a "developer" on flyspray
  • upgrade to a "developer" on the forums
  • upgrade to a "developer" on AUR
  • upgrade to a "archdev" and "cosysop" on the wiki: Special:Userrights
  • subscribe them to arch-dev and arch-dev-public Mailing lists
  • add to users table
  • give password to #archlinux-dev

For the new developer

  • Add your email address to ~/.forward- the file should just be one plain line with an email address (so postfix can forward mail)
  • Make sure to checkout svn over ssh (See DeveloperWiki:HOWTO Be A Packager)
  • Install devtools and namcap. You may also want the base-devel package if you do not have it
  • git projects are "fenced in" to prevent people from pushing code willy-nilly. If you think you should have push access to a git repo, talk to the owner of the repo (listed on projects[dead link 2021-07-05 ⓘ]). If they accept, any admin can add you to the proper group
  • The core repo is typically disabled for newer developers. This is just a safeguard. If you feel, at some point in the future, that you would make a good maintainer of a given core package, send an email to the arch-dev mailing list requesting access