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+Ebuild development quiz
+Revision 1.12 - 19 January 2014
+Answer in whatever length necessary for completeness.
+Review documentation. Consult your mentor if you're unable to locate answers.
+
+*** Organizational structure questions
+
+1. When is it appropriate to post to the following mailing lists: gentoo-core,
+ gentoo-dev, gentoo-dev-announce, gentoo-project?
+
+docs: gentoo.org
+
+2. Who should be contacted with complaints about specific developers or
+ projects?
+
+docs: comrel policy
+
+3. What is the proper method for suggesting a wide-ranging feature or
+ enhancement to Gentoo? Describe the process for getting this feature
+ approved and implemented.
+
+docs: GLEPs
+
+4. What is the purpose of the Gentoo Council?
+
+docs: GLEPs
+
+5. What is the Gentoo Foundation? How does one apply for membership and
+ who are eligible?
+
+docs: gentoo.org
+
+6. What is the purpose of the Gentoo project structure?
+
+docs: GLEPs
+
+7. Who can start new Gentoo projects and how is it done?
+
+docs: GLEPs
+
+8. What is the purpose of herds?
+
+docs: devmanual
+
+9. What is the devaway system?
+
+docs: handbook
+
+
+*** Ebuild technical/policy questions
+
+1. You change a package's ebuild to install an init script. Previously,
+ the package had no init script at all.
+ Is a revision bump necessary? Why? What about when adding a patch?
+
+docs: devmanual
+
+2. A user submits a "live" VCS (git, svn ...) ebuild. What would be a preferable
+ alternative to such an ebuild?
+
+docs: handbook
+
+3. (a) What is repoman? How would you check for QA problems with
+ repoman?
+
+docs: handbook
+
+ (b) A user submits a brand-new ebuild for a new package. What are the
+ proper steps (including repoman/cvs commands) to take to add
+ this ebuild to the tree?
+
+docs: handbook
+
+4. A user submits an ebuild that has numerous technical problems and
+ violates policy. How would you handle that situation?
+
+docs: handbook
+
+5. You have a set of new ebuilds that could potentially benefit
+ from a global USE flag. What steps should be taken before
+ a new USE flag is implemented? What should be done if the
+ USE flag only applies to a single package?
+
+docs: devmanual
+
+6. What steps are needed to remove a use flag from IUSE in an ebuild?
+
+docs:
+
+7. You're creating an ebuild. Unfortunately, the ebuild's 'make install'
+ target causes numerous access violations. What is the best
+ course of action to take to have a clean, straightforward
+ ebuild?
+
+docs: devmanual
+
+8. You're creating an ebuild that needs a patch. The patch is
+ nontrivially large - bigger than 20kbytes. Where should
+ the patch be kept?
+
+docs: devmanual
+
+9. You're creating an ebuild that has its own license - one that
+ doesn't exist in /usr/portage/licenses/. What is the proper
+ course of action?
+
+docs: GLEPs, devmanual
+
+10. (a) You wish to have an ebuild marked "stable," taking it out of
+ ~ARCH KEYWORDS. It's a library. What steps should be taken to do so?
+
+docs: devmanual
+
+ (b) You wish to mark an ebuild "testing," putting it into ~ARCH
+ KEYWORDS. It was previously hard-masked in package.mask.
+ What should be done prior to doing so?
+
+docs: handbook
+
+ (c) You wish to have an ebuild marked "stable." It is a popular
+ application, but no other ebuilds depend on it.
+ What should be done first?
+
+docs: devmanual
+
+11. You're committing a user-submitted ebuild. What should be in the
+ initial ChangeLog?
+
+docs: devmanual
+
+12. What is the difference between DEPEND and RDEPEND?
+
+docs: devmanual
+
+13. You wish to make a change to an ebuild, but you checked
+ ChangeLogs and metadata.xml and it appears to be maintained by
+ someone else. How should you proceed?
+
+docs:
+
+14. You find a situation in which an eclass may be useful. What should
+ you do before implementing such an eclass?
+
+docs: devmanual
+
+15. How can you verify an ebuild has correct run time dependencies
+ (RDEPEND) for all installed binaries?
+
+docs: handbook
+
+16. How do you deal with a situation in which an ebuild wishes to
+ install a file already installed by another package?
+
+docs: handbook
+
+17. Most configure scripts attempt to automatically determine
+ settings based on the host system. When should the ebuild
+ specifically override settings?
+
+docs: devmanual
+
+18. What is EAPI?
+
+docs: devmanual, PMS
+
+19. What is the procedure for removing packages from the tree?
+
+docs: handbook
+
+20. How do keywording policies for less often used arches like ia64 or
+ mips differ from the more common ones like amd64?
+
+docs: devmanual
+
+21. You are adding a new major version to the tree that requires users to
+ follow an upgrade guide. How will you communicate this to the users?
+
+docs: GLEPs
+
+*** Please also submit the following information:
+
+* GPG public key ID (if you do not have one, please create one)
+ You should sign your quizzes with your key
+ http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gnupg-user.xml
+
+* SSH public key (if you do not have one, please create one)
+ http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/infrastructure/cvs-sshkeys.xml
+ If you don't paste your key inline, make sure it's signed by your
+ gpg key.
+
+* Date of birth
+
+* Where do you live (Town/City, Country)
+
+* What are your programming/scripting skills, if applicable?
+
+* What other areas are you experienced in?
+
+* What other projects have you contributed to, if any?
+
+* Tell us about yourself. This doesn't need to be strictly
+ computer-relevant; things like where you're from,
+ hobbies, job, family, interests... This information will be used
+ for your public new developer announcement so please mention if
+ something should not be part of that.