I was minding my own business yesterday on a number of IRC channels when I was pinged by a member of the Arch Mobile team. Apparently they had come across my post regarding installing Arch on the Nokia N810, panicking that I’d written something wrong I hopped over to
#arch-arm where I came across a very friendly group of people.
After a few questions about my seriousness of installing Arch on my N810 the main protagonist threw me curve ball which took me by surprise “How’d you fancy being a Dev?” Now I keep telling everyone who will listen I don’t code and I’ve never written a program. This did not seem to phase them;
“Can you configure X?“
Er yeah I have done on the odd occasion.
“Can you use /make /make install etc?“
Yeah with varying levels of success.
“Then you should not have any problems and we can help you with packaging”
I was totally shocked, surely these people are not Open Source developers? Where’s the grouchiness? Where’s the put down line? Where’s the wall of silence? No what I found was some friendly people who went out of ‘their’ way to track down a nobody who had shown some interest in their project.
If you’re what I’d call a proper developer and fancy helping these people out or would like to get involved then hop over to http://www.archmobile.org or irc.freenode.net #arch-arm
As soon as I buy a bigger Micro SD card I will definately have a go at installing then hopefully I will feel less of a fraud and take them up on their offer.