Things all ports mentors and potential mentees should know

Chris Rees utisoft at
Sat Mar 12 19:33:58 UTC 2011

On 5 March 2011 16:50, Thomas Abthorpe <tabthorpe at> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 05, 2011 at 01:48:40PM +0000, Chris Rees wrote:
>> On 30 November 2010 15:08, Thomas Abthorpe <tabthorpe at> wrote:
>> > Greetings list
>> >
>> > This document was initially prepared by portmgr@ as a means of
>> > addressing issues around ports quality, in addition to informing
>> > mentors/mentees their duties and obligations within the ports tree.
>> >
>> > It has gone through some peer review among ports committers, integrating
>> > feedback from the community at large.  This is intended as a living,
>> > growing document to be updated and modified over time.  At some point
>> > in the future, it will likely get rendered for use on the WWW, in the
>> > meantime it is being tracked as a text file.
>> >
>> > Without further delay, I would like to present Mentoring Guidelines,
>> > feedback welcome!
>> >
>> <bits from>
>> Hi,
>> I was thinking of volunteering to render this in SGML to go
>> into the Committer's Guide... perhaps at the bottom of [1]?
>> Is anyone working on this, or should I get started?
>> Chris
>> [1]
> Hi Chris
> Thank you for your generous offer!  This is something on my long term
> todo list, and is not yet on the radar, so if you want to sgmlise the
> mentor guidelines, I would greatly welcome!
> Do your bit to render the doc, and I can work with you and maybe a doc
> committer to get it in.
> Thomas

Hi all,

I've just finished rendering the mentor/mentee guidelines; I've stuck
it in (for want of a better place) the Committer's Guide.

The source for my changes is:

It's rendered here:

Does anyone have any comments so far?


PS Hope you're proud of me for learning how to format SGML the 'proper
way'; I may go back and fix the Tinderbox docs too to make them less
offensive when I have time...

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