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= The Debian/Ruby Extras Team = <<TableOfContents>>
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== Task description == = General Information =
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The Debian/Ruby Extras team maintains libraries and applications written in and for the Ruby language. The Ruby interpreter itself is not a responsibility of the team, though we strive to maximize our cooperation with the Ruby maintainers. The '''Debian Ruby team''' maintains Ruby software in Debian. This includes the interpreters, libraries and applications.
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== Infrastructure == All packages are now hosted in the ruby-team group on [[https://salsa.debian.org/ruby-team|Salsa]].
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 * '''Website''': http://pkg-ruby-extras.alioth.debian.org/
 * '''Alioth Project''': http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-ruby-extras
 * '''Subversion repository''': svn://svn.debian.org/pkg-ruby-extras/ (svn client), http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-ruby-extras/ (browser)
Libraries and applications were maintained inside the
[[https://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-ruby-extras/|pkg-ruby-extras project]]
on Alioth, while the interpreter packages were maintained inside of the
[[https://alioth.debian.org/projects/collab-maint/|collab-maint project]].
These locations are now deprecated.
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== Interacting with the team == The complete information is spread across this page and the following pages:
[[/Packaging]] [[/Packaging/Conventions]] [[/Packaging/TestFailures]] [[/Packaging/Tests ]]
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 * '''Email''': [[MailTo(pkg-ruby-extras-maintainers AT lists DOT alioth DOT debian DOT org)]]
 * '''IRC''': most of the members of the time reside on #debian-ruby on irc.debian.org (OFTC)
== Packages information ==
 * [[http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=pkg-ruby-extras-maintainers%40lists.alioth.debian.org&comaint=yes|Packages overview]]
 * [[http://pet.debian.net/pkg-ruby-extras/pet.cgi|PET overview for packages in Git]]
 * [[http://udd.debian.org/dmd.cgi?email1=pkg-ruby-extras-maintainers%40lists.alioth.debian.org|Debian Maintainer Dashboard for the team]]
 * [[https://salsa.debian.org/ruby-team|list of all Git repositories owned by the pkg-ruby-extras team]]
 * [[https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?dist=unstable;maint=pkg-ruby-extras-maintainers%40lists.alioth.debian.org|bugs reported on packages maitained by the team]]
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== Useful links == = Joining the Debian Ruby team =
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 * [http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?maint=pkg-ruby-extras-maintainers%40lists.alioth.debian.org BTS page]
 * [http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=pkg-ruby-extras-maintainers%40lists.alioth.debian.org&comaint=yes Packages overview]
 * [http://pkg-ruby-extras.alioth.debian.org/subversion.html Team's Subversion Guide]
== Communication ==
=== Mailing List ===
The general discussion mailing list of Debian Ruby team can be found at https://lists.debian.org/debian-ruby/ . The mailing list is open for anybody to join and post and acts as the central point of access for communication with the Team. To post to the mailing list, send a mail to debian-ruby@lists.debian.org
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== Get involved == === IRC ===
Debian Ruby team maintains the IRC channel [[http://webchat.oftc.net/?channels=debian-ruby|#debian-ruby]] in the OFTC server where team members hang around. This channel acts as a quick way to communicate with the team and is used heavily during sprints, online meetings etc.
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Just contact us via email or on IRC. == Salsa ==
This is the server hosting all git repositories maintained by the [[https://salsa.debian.org/ruby-team|ruby-team]].
The repositories are all public.
You can send merge requests for one-shot fixes.
You can also request membership to the group `ruby-team` and wait for an admin to add you to the group.
To speed up the procedure, send an email to the mailing list (debian-ruby@lists.debian.org) stating your request to join the alioth group and preferably the package you intend to maintain under the team.

Information about the transition from Alioth to Salsa can be found [[/Salsa|here]].

= Contributing to the Debian Ruby team =

If you are a Debian enthusiast with basic Ruby knowledge, you can help Debian Ruby team's activities. There are different ways to contribute to Debian Ruby team, which includes (and is not limited to)

== Identifying and reporting bugs ==

If you are a user of the packages maintained by Debian Ruby team, you can help us by reporting the bugs you find in the packages using the [[http://bugs.debian.org|Debian Bug Tracker]] or [[https://wiki.debian.org/reportbug|reportbug]] tool. You can also add wishlist bugs about changes/features you would like to be added to the package so as to make it better to use.

== Bug triaging ==

You can also help to triage bugs, by choosing bugs from https://bugs.debian.org/pkg-ruby-extras-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org or https://udd.debian.org/dmd/?email1=pkg-ruby-extras-maintainers%40lists.alioth.debian.org&email2=&email3=&packages=&ignpackages=&format=html#todo, and try to
 1. reproduce them on your local machine / clean chroot as needed
 2. confirm bug's existence and validity
 3. Tag bugs appropriately
 4. Close invalid ones

== Fixing bugs ==

If you have knowledge in Ruby, you can fix bugs that have been filed against the team maintained packages by providing patches and helpful information. Those like FTBFS bugs are often caused by test failures in packages and should be fixed to ensure reproducibility of the packages.

Chances of bugs are more during transition of the Ruby version and any help in identifying, tagging and fixing them are much appreciated.

== Documentation ==

This wiki, and it's subpages are intended to collect all the information regarding the structure, activities and conventions of Debian Ruby team, and needs extensive care and help to be maintained in good, up-to-date state. Start by [[https://wiki.debian.org/FrontPage?action=newaccount|creating an account]] in Debian Wiki and cleaning up the pages to contain only valid, prompt and updated information

== Packaging ==

'''Workflow about packaging new Ruby based software for Debian can be found [[/Packaging|here]].'''

== Maintaining ==

Maintainance of a package involves the tasks like updating a package to the latest version, keeping the package to be in accordance with the current Debian policies and standards etc. To know about updating a package and uploading it, visit here.

= Miscellaneous Documentation =
 * [[/InterpreterTransitions | Interpreter Transition Mechanism]] - Steps to follow on updating the version of Ruby interpreters in Debian archives.
 * '''[[/Packaging|Team Documentation and current packaging practices]]'''.
 * Information for upstream developers: [[/RubyExtras/UpstreamDevelopers]], [[/RubyExtras/OnRubygems]]

= Sub Pages =
Sub pages of this documentation can be found below:
<<Navigation(children,30)>>

General Information

The Debian Ruby team maintains Ruby software in Debian. This includes the interpreters, libraries and applications.

All packages are now hosted in the ruby-team group on Salsa.

Libraries and applications were maintained inside the pkg-ruby-extras project on Alioth, while the interpreter packages were maintained inside of the collab-maint project. These locations are now deprecated.

The complete information is spread across this page and the following pages: /Packaging /Packaging/Conventions ?/Packaging/TestFailures /Packaging/Tests

Packages information

Joining the Debian Ruby team

Communication

Mailing List

The general discussion mailing list of Debian Ruby team can be found at https://lists.debian.org/debian-ruby/ . The mailing list is open for anybody to join and post and acts as the central point of access for communication with the Team. To post to the mailing list, send a mail to debian-ruby@lists.debian.org

IRC

Debian Ruby team maintains the IRC channel #debian-ruby in the OFTC server where team members hang around. This channel acts as a quick way to communicate with the team and is used heavily during sprints, online meetings etc.

Salsa

This is the server hosting all git repositories maintained by the ruby-team. The repositories are all public. You can send merge requests for one-shot fixes. You can also request membership to the group ruby-team and wait for an admin to add you to the group. To speed up the procedure, send an email to the mailing list (debian-ruby@lists.debian.org) stating your request to join the alioth group and preferably the package you intend to maintain under the team.

Information about the transition from Alioth to Salsa can be found here.

Contributing to the Debian Ruby team

If you are a Debian enthusiast with basic Ruby knowledge, you can help Debian Ruby team's activities. There are different ways to contribute to Debian Ruby team, which includes (and is not limited to)

Identifying and reporting bugs

If you are a user of the packages maintained by Debian Ruby team, you can help us by reporting the bugs you find in the packages using the Debian Bug Tracker or reportbug tool. You can also add wishlist bugs about changes/features you would like to be added to the package so as to make it better to use.

Bug triaging

You can also help to triage bugs, by choosing bugs from https://bugs.debian.org/pkg-ruby-extras-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org or https://udd.debian.org/dmd/?email1=pkg-ruby-extras-maintainers%40lists.alioth.debian.org&email2=&email3=&packages=&ignpackages=&format=html#todo, and try to

  1. reproduce them on your local machine / clean chroot as needed
  2. confirm bug's existence and validity
  3. Tag bugs appropriately
  4. Close invalid ones

Fixing bugs

If you have knowledge in Ruby, you can fix bugs that have been filed against the team maintained packages by providing patches and helpful information. Those like FTBFS bugs are often caused by test failures in packages and should be fixed to ensure reproducibility of the packages.

Chances of bugs are more during transition of the Ruby version and any help in identifying, tagging and fixing them are much appreciated.

Documentation

This wiki, and it's subpages are intended to collect all the information regarding the structure, activities and conventions of Debian Ruby team, and needs extensive care and help to be maintained in good, up-to-date state. Start by creating an account in Debian Wiki and cleaning up the pages to contain only valid, prompt and updated information

Packaging

Workflow about packaging new Ruby based software for Debian can be found here.

Maintaining

Maintainance of a package involves the tasks like updating a package to the latest version, keeping the package to be in accordance with the current Debian policies and standards etc. To know about updating a package and uploading it, visit here.

Miscellaneous Documentation

Sub Pages

Sub pages of this documentation can be found below: