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Debian-mentors explicitely endorses questions about Debian infrastructure projects on the [[https://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/|mailinglist]] and [[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-mentors|IRC channel]]. This is the result of a [[https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2019/06/msg00040.html|discussion]] on debian-project and debian-mentors. There seems to be some consensus that such infrastructure projects are the ones in Debian that most badly need more contributors. At the same time, our infrastructure projects/teams have a rather high entry barrier. Apparently, one reason is that understaffed teams with high workload usually lack the time and resources to mentor new contributors. This basically means that new contributors can send their questions regarding Debian infrastructure projects to debian-mentors, *and* infrastructure groups that lack the time to reply to newbie questions are invited to redirect those questions there. Debian-mentors explicitly endorses questions about Debian infrastructure projects on the [[https://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/|mailinglist]] and [[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-mentors|IRC channel]]. This is the result of a [[https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2019/06/msg00040.html|discussion]] on debian-project and debian-mentors. There seems to be some consensus that such infrastructure projects are the ones in Debian that most badly need more contributors. At the same time, our infrastructure projects/teams have a rather high entry barrier. Apparently, one reason is that understaffed teams with high workload usually lack the time and resources to mentor new contributors. This basically means that new contributors can send their questions regarding Debian infrastructure projects to debian-mentors, *and* infrastructure groups that lack the time to reply to newbie questions are invited to redirect those questions there.

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Scope of debian-mentors broadened to help with infrastructure questions

Debian-mentors explicitly endorses questions about Debian infrastructure projects on the mailinglist and IRC channel. This is the result of a discussion on debian-project and debian-mentors. There seems to be some consensus that such infrastructure projects are the ones in Debian that most badly need more contributors. At the same time, our infrastructure projects/teams have a rather high entry barrier. Apparently, one reason is that understaffed teams with high workload usually lack the time and resources to mentor new contributors. This basically means that new contributors can send their questions regarding Debian infrastructure projects to debian-mentors, *and* infrastructure groups that lack the time to reply to newbie questions are invited to redirect those questions there.

The debian-mentors FAQ has been updated accordingly.

-- Jonas Meurer

Hiding package tracker action items

The Debian package tracker lists action items for each package. Some of these may not apply to individual visitors to the package tracker. For example, people who have enough packages to maintain already probably don't want to see suggestions to adopt orphaned dependencies of packages. The Debian package tracker now applies an action-item-* CSS class to each action item representing the type of the action item. You can use this via the Stylus WebExtension (not yet in Debian) or Firefox's userContent.css. For example, this CSS will hide items suggesting adoption of orphaned dependencies:

.action-item-debian-depneedsmaint { display: none; }

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