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Instructions for new developers

Quiz selection


These questions are intended to ensure a deep understanding of Gentoo as a whole and specific development situations that you will likely encounter during your time as a Gentoo developer. It's perfectly acceptable to ask your mentor or other knowledgeable individuals for assistance. When completed, answers should be mailed to along with other items mentioned on Recruiters.

Quiz selection

Developers who will have commit access to the Gentoo ebuild repository and/or will be performing ebuild development or maintenance tasks should take the ebuild maintainer quiz.

Developers who will be strictly working on infrastructure, GLSAs, or other non-ebuild areas of the project and will not have commit access to the Gentoo ebuild repository should take the developer quiz.

Quiz-relevant documentation

Project-wide documentation

Gentoo Development Guide:

Developer relations documentation

ComRel policy: Policy

Metastructure documentation

Metastructure Project

GLEP Project

Miscellaneous documentation

Setting up and accessing your dev email: Developer e-mail

GnuPG guide: GnuPG

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