Nixers Self Assessment - Community & Forums Related Discussions
venam
Hello fellow nixers,
This thread is about our first real self-assessment as a community.

Nixers has been alive since 2011 (though under different names), we've been through a lot and we've morphed into something quite different over the years.

This is the time to run a survey to see how we've done so far and in which direction we should go.

I've compiled an array of questions in a Google Form:

https://goo.gl/forms/HF0NVCw4BDUyLSIB3

For those who aren't friend with Google and still want to answer I can share the survey questionaire via PM.

Cheers!
Mafia
Not much detail but I filled it out
z3bra
Ah, I closed my tab and now I can't see the results anymore...
venam
(23-07-2017, 12:36 PM)z3bra Wrote: Ah, I closed my tab and now I can't see the results anymore...
I'll do a summary of the survey in a week or two, don't worry about that.
Everything is going to be available (posted on our shiny new internal git or some other place).
xero
there's some real gems in those responses. lel
evbo
/r/unixporn seems to be the gateway drug (it was for me)
venam
(24-07-2017, 02:27 PM)evbo Wrote: /r/unixporn seems to be the gateway drug (it was for me)
Maybe because it's one of the rare places/communities where a lot of users can see the "nixers colors" being displayed.
I don't know a lot of others apart from our list of personal blogs and websites.
z3bra
(24-07-2017, 05:06 PM)venam Wrote:
(24-07-2017, 02:27 PM)evbo Wrote: /r/unixporn seems to be the gateway drug (it was for me)
Maybe because it's one of the rare places/communities where a lot of users can see the "nixers colors" being displayed.
I don't know a lot of others apart from our list of personal blogs and websites.

That could be a great community challenge! Spreading our names in other communities (preferably not ricing involved, to meet different people)
pizzaroll1
We could try to get nixers' software projects into official distro and OS package repositories. This is a useful endeavour in and of itself but would also have the side effect of having people check out nixers.net if they want to see where the software came from, ask questions about it, contribute, etc.

I'm thinking about the window managers, cool utilities, ricing-related programs etc that members of the community have written. The best method of advocacy, IMO, is proving that your community (or at least members of the community) write good software.

It will be interesting to see the "personal projects" answers to the survey. Maybe we could just start going through those and, for those that want to participate, we could:

* Help the authors to clean up platform-specific code
* Try to build and use their software on many operating systems and architectures to find bugs, issues
* And finally, submit packages to Debian, Fedora, {Open,Free}BSD, pkgsrc, etc.

I can start doing this, but the only OS I have contributed to is OpenBSD, so I'll need help from the community to contribute to other operating systems. Also I don't even know how to contribute packages to most Linux distros.

Thoughts?
evbo
That's a pretty cool idea, pizzaroll1. I've been looking at ways to contribute to FreeBSD, and putting together some ports would be useful nixers outreach.




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