Hello DebianMultimedia team!

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Dec 8 12:00:50 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 08, 2010 at 06:30:56PM +0700, Duy Hùng Trần wrote:
>I subscribed pkg-multimedia-maintainers and pkg-multimedia-commits 
>already. I also have a alioth account.


Please request membership at the bottom right of 

Then one of our admins (I am just a "Senior developer", not sure why) 
will grant you membership :-)

>It's great if I have change to review other's work. The big problem for 
>me now is I'm not familiar with managing bugs in Debian, I only know 
>how to report bugs :).

First stop is read pages below here: http://www.debian.org/Bugs/

Then get more and more involved in bugs: For packages you care about 
(e.g. Multimedia packages) look at open bugs against them, and post to 
the bugreport (i.e. 123456 at bugs.debian.org, replacing number with actual 
bug number) contributing with your knowledge - whether that is requests 
for the bug reporter to provide more details or perhaps that you have 
ideas on how to solve some issue.

Most bug handling is exchange of information, not juggling bugtracker 

Of course, if you know for sure what is the solution to a bug, and you 
are the maintainer of that package, then go ahead and fix it and close 
the bugreport.

...or when you know, and are part of a team like here but not (yet) 
directly involved with that particular package, then ask ahead if ok to 
dive in and fix the issue.

Or simply follow this list and see the flow of how others work - and how 
the flow of our git commits go along with it.

Most importantly: Do ask questions! :-)

Just beware that when you ask very open questions (like "how do I 
pakcage and handle bugreports in Debian) then expect to get very broad 
and open responses (like this one) ;-)

Welcome aboard!

  - Jonas

  * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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