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#1 2017-05-09 22:16:59

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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How you can help Devuan

The love that's been coming Devuan's way has been great but it would be even better if that love transformed into more volunteers helping to improve every aspect of Devuan. Now that we're turning our attention to Ascii, there is certainly plenty to do!  Feedback is essential for Devuan to grow and prosper. Here are some ways you can help:

  • Report a bug - If you think you have found a bug in a Devuan package, please report it to http://bugs.devuan.org, either by using the reportbug tool or directly via email

  • Fix a bug - If you think you know how to fix an existing bug, please report the solution in the corresponding page on http://bugs.devuan.org, or, better, roll-up your sleeves, implement the fix, and get in touch with the development team on IRC (#devuan-dev on freenode) to have your patch included in the official repos

  • Share the love - If you would like a package to be included in Devuan, please consider joining the development team by taking charge of packaging and maintaining it. This documentation will guide you through the process: https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=549

  • How can we improve? - If you have comments about the website and/or other public aspects of Devuan, please get in touch with jaromil or golinux

Devuan has a wishlist! As we grow, the need for community participation and hardware and financial support increases. Here are some suggestions that will help move us along:

  • Maintain a package - If you would like a package to be included in Devuan, please consider joining the development team by taking charge of packaging and maintaining it. This documentation will guide you through the process: <https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=549>

  • Donate a hosted machine (bare metal) - If you or your company can host a machine that we can use, with root access, as part of our online service infrastructure, we'd be very grateful. We plan to strenghten our online presence with a revamped core infrastructure plan between 2017 and 2018 so this is the time to step forward. We can well consider this as sponsorship.

  • Host a mirror - Have extra bandwidth?  Please consider hosting a mirror of Devuan images/repos. Get in touch with Devuan developers on IRC at #devuan-dev` on freenode to discuss details

  • Build a local community - Devuan encourages multi-lingual support and localized groups. Consider setting up additional support options on the dev1galaxy forum or an email list or IRC channel etc., in your native language. Here are some  suggestions to get you started: https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1498#p1498

  • Translate language packs for FluxBB - This contribution would allow local communities to use the dev1galaxy.org forum in their native language.  So far Polish, Italian, Swedish and Croation are in process. See: <https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1528

  • Contribute RTFM stuff - Documentation and/or translations in any language are needed. Contributions could go into https://friendsofdevuan.org/doku.php or https://dev1galaxy.org/viewforum.php?id=7

  • Donate an ARM development board (50$-100$) (contact parazyd parazyd@dyne.org / #devuan-arm)

  • Donate an ARM or ARM64 build host (50$-200$) (contact parazyd parazyd@dyne.org / #devuan-arm)

  • Donate a MIPS board (50$-200$) (contact parazyd parazyd@dyne.org)

  • Donate PowerPC/Sparc hardware for build/development (contact devs on #devuan-dev)

  • Or you can always make a one-time or recurring donation of any amount. Please visit: https://devuan.org/os/donate where we just updated the financial reports for 2015 and 2016,

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#2 2017-06-17 17:47:23

gorisis
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Registered: 2017-06-17
Posts: 2

Re: How you can help Devuan

Hello,

I would like to donate a amount of money on behalf of my company. Will I receive a statement or document I can put in my accountancy?

Many thanks for your work on Devuan.

Issa

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#3 2017-06-18 01:27:30

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 551

Re: How you can help Devuan

gorisis wrote:

Hello,

I would like to donate a amount of money on behalf of my company. Will I receive a statement or document I can put in my accountancy?

Many thanks for your work on Devuan.

Issa

Hi gorisis . . .

Thank you for supporting Devuan!  If you need a special receipt other than the one from transferring funds from your account, you should talk to jaromil at freedom at devuan dot org to see if that's possible.

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#4 2017-06-30 14:55:00

gorisis
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Registered: 2017-06-17
Posts: 2

Re: How you can help Devuan

Hello golinux,

I have sent a while back an email to freedom at devuan dot org but haven't got any reply. Are you sure this email box is read?

Thx

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#5 2017-07-11 02:43:06

zapper
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Registered: 2017-05-29
Posts: 54

Re: How you can help Devuan

golinux wrote:
gorisis wrote:

Hello,

I would like to donate a amount of money on behalf of my company. Will I receive a statement or document I can put in my accountancy?

Many thanks for your work on Devuan.

Issa

Hi gorisis . . .

Thank you for supporting Devuan!  If you need a special receipt other than the one from transferring funds from your account, you should talk to jaromil at freedom at devuan dot org to see if that's possible.

I am not experienced enough to do coding yet, but I wish there was an option for donating annually. I would gladly do that. smile

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#6 2017-08-12 10:46:28

leloft
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Registered: 2017-08-10
Posts: 13

Re: How you can help Devuan

Hi.
Who would I communicate with about what 'donating a hosted machine' would entail.  I'd be happy to support in this way; I'd need someone to talk (walk!) me through the process and its implications, but in principle and at first glance I may be able to support devuan in this way.

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#7 2017-08-12 13:48:23

golinux
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Posts: 551

Re: How you can help Devuan

leloft wrote:

Hi.
Who would I communicate with about what 'donating a hosted machine' would entail.  I'd be happy to support in this way; I'd need someone to talk (walk!) me through the process and its implications, but in principle and at first glance I may be able to support devuan in this way.

Thanks for the offer, leloft. Please communicate with us on irc freenode#devuan-dev or the dng mail list.

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#8 2017-08-19 16:48:59

garyz.dev1
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Registered: 2017-06-15
Posts: 76

Re: How you can help Devuan

RE: friendsofdevuan wiki     [mostly for @golinux or @jaromil  ]
golinux wrote in #1

Contribute RTFM stuff - Documentation and/or translations in any language are needed. Contributions could go into <https://friendsofdevuan.org/doku.php>

the 'contact' page is empty  - it 404s   (edit)
How would I submit info to the wiki  -- there are tidbits scattered all over DNG and dev1galaxy
that might fit into the structure of the wiki.  In someways it is a condensed version of dev1galaxy
without the 'experimentation/errors' and such
'
looking forward -- Devuan is getting bigger - I noticed more requests for info that isn't Devuan related!!!

Last edited by garyz.dev1 (2017-08-19 17:01:19)

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#9 2017-08-19 17:24:49

golinux
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Posts: 551

Re: How you can help Devuan

garyz.dev1 wrote:

RE: friendsofdevuan wiki     [mostly for @golinux or @jaromil]

FTR, the wiki is hosted by FlibberTGibbet.  msi (with feedback from me) has recently done a major reorganization that is still very  much in process.   Jaromil is not involved.

golinux wrote in #1

Contribute RTFM stuff - Documentation and/or translations in any language are needed. Contributions could go into <https://friendsofdevuan.org/doku.php>

the 'contact' page is empty

So it is!  The wiki was recently restructured and obviously the linkage to that page was broken.  I'll try to get that fixed.  I have also updated the links to the wiki in this thread.

How would I submit info to the wiki

Have you registered yet?  Be aware  that approval is a manual process because of the volume of spam to the site.   Items coming from Dev1Galaxy most likely should go into the Community Documentation area of the wiki but the new landing page is not set up yet.

-- there are tidbits scattered all over DNG and dev1galaxy
that might fit into the structure of the wiki.  In someways it is a condensed version of dev1galaxy
without the 'experimentation/errors' and such

Very true.  And we have envisioned something like that but progress has been at a snail's pace.

looking forward -- Devuan is getting bigger - I noticed more requests for info that isn't Devuan related!!!

Hopefully we will continue to grow both in the number of users as well as packagers and developers.  I see you are taking on d1h.  Good for you!

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#10 2017-09-01 00:41:39

Poppageek
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Registered: 2017-07-24
Posts: 1

Re: How you can help Devuan

Please consider setting up a https://www.patreon.com account so we can support Devuan on a monthly basis. Ubuntu Mate has this and seem to do rather well with it. I support a content producer via Patreon and have found it a great way to support those I appreciate.

Thank you.

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#11 2017-09-14 06:15:16

tyder
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Registered: 2016-12-19
Posts: 4

Re: How you can help Devuan

To bridge the gap between package maintainers and users, maybe we could organize some kind of interest groups with maintainer(s) and more deeply interested users?  I think that would also be a way to more easily recruit new package managers. 
A concrete example: R has a rapidly growing plethora of packages. They may be downloaded and installed from within R, but that often implies extensive compilation.  So packages in wide use should be offered as native, like they to a wide extent are in Debian/Devuan.  So far, I don't have the time or the competence to take responsibility for any package, but I'd be happy to assist, and over time "upgrade" myself to maintainer level.

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#12 2017-09-14 23:12:43

γραφω λογον
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Registered: 2017-07-27
Posts: 16

Re: How you can help Devuan

Poppageek wrote:

Please consider setting up a https://www.patreon.com account so we can support Devuan on a monthly basis. Ubuntu Mate has this and seem to do rather well with it. I support a content producer via Patreon and have found it a great way to support those I appreciate.

Thank you.

I am having difficulty with the javascript  the Patreon page and don't think I have ever used it, but I do want to second the idea of supporting Devuan on a monthly basis. I do this with Trisquel, Damn Small Linux (yes, still; even after all these years I still value what I learned from the project in the '00s and I couldn't afford donations when I was actually using  the software daily), riseup, and a musician who has set up a "CSA" for his fans just as our farmers do with our food.

Low income folks can frequently come up with $20 a month much more easily than $240 a year. Patreon isn't the only way to do this.


My English is still a work in progress; no offense was intended.

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#13 2017-09-18 14:37:36

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 551

Re: How you can help Devuan

Poppageek wrote:

Please consider setting up a https://www.patreon.com account so we can support Devuan on a monthly basis. Ubuntu Mate has this and seem to do rather well with it. I support a content producer via Patreon and have found it a great way to support those I appreciate.

Thank you.

Why should we use a third-party service that takes a cut of the donations?  The systems we have in place should allow for recurring support.

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#14 2017-09-18 17:30:24

zapper
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Registered: 2017-05-29
Posts: 54

Re: How you can help Devuan

golinux wrote:
Poppageek wrote:

Please consider setting up a https://www.patreon.com account so we can support Devuan on a monthly basis. Ubuntu Mate has this and seem to do rather well with it. I support a content producer via Patreon and have found it a great way to support those I appreciate.

Thank you.

Why should we use a third-party service that takes a cut of the donations?  The systems we have in place should allow for recurring support.

I think this website might interest you in terms of a third party donations...

https://en.liberapay.com/

apparently, they might not have that issue... not positive... but look into it.

smile

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#15 2017-09-18 18:09:40

golinux
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Re: How you can help Devuan

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#16 2017-09-30 02:13:22

mckaygerhard
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Posts: 157
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Re: How you can help Devuan

i report some coupe of bugs yet and provide for one or two the solution but i cannot see the response or feedback!

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