Bug 196960

Summary: articles/committers-guide: introduction should be a committers-only step
Product: Documentation Reporter: Jan Beich <jbeich>
Component: DocumentationAssignee: Chris Rees <crees>
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Description Jan Beich freebsd_committer 2015-01-21 05:43:16 UTC
Created attachment 151944 [details]

According to the guide introduction is marked for everyone (i.e. only committers) but then has a caveat.

6.2. For Everyone

  1. Introduce yourself to the other developers... Email this to the
  FreeBSD developers mailing list and you will be on your way!

  Those who are developers but not committers will not be subscribed to
  the committers or developers mailing lists. The subscriptions are
  derived from the access rights.

To make the step (and order) more visible let's move it under

6.1. For New Committers
  Procedure 1. Steps for New Committers
Comment 1 Jan Beich freebsd_committer 2015-01-21 06:20:23 UTC
Oh, typo in the first sentence of comment 0. Read as:

  According to the guide introduction step is marked for everyone (i.e. not only committers) but then has a caveat.
Comment 2 Chris Rees freebsd_committer 2018-12-23 15:06:22 UTC
I think actually, the introduction step should apply to all developers; given that "developer" is distinct from "committer" in that a "developer" has a freefall account.  I can't off the top of my head remember what kind of people have "developer" accounts, other than staff such as dhw, given that we don't have to have freefall accounts to be GNATS contributors any more.