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Old 08-15-2019, 07:19 PM   #1
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LQ Poll: What was your first open source pull request or contribution?


The official LQ poll series continues with another free-form response thread. This time we want to know: What was your first open source pull request or contribution?

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Old 08-15-2019, 08:32 PM   #2
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Pull requests didn't exist for a long time after my first contribution. I wouldn't be surprised a lot of people will say something similar.
 
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:59 PM   #3
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I don't understand the question. I think it can be interepreted as something like this:

Was your first open source BLANK A pull request or A contribution?

If the BLANK doesn't belong, then the implied As are misplaced. Where do they belong? If the As are in the right place, then please fill in the BLANK. Please clarify.
 
Old 08-15-2019, 09:22 PM   #4
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It was at least 15 before the invention of git. I wrote the first known version of "99 bottles of beer" in PHP/FI for the first version of the webpage. A young PFY back then, a graybeard and jaded BofH these days.
 
Old 08-15-2019, 09:37 PM   #5
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I could not find a image wallpaper setter to my liking.

So I wrote one that sizes images to user input, and sets colors, along with a lot more. I wrote it in c then c++ and put it up on Sourceforge.

So I think it would fall under
open source contribution.

it too was an exercise in programming languages.

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Old 08-15-2019, 09:48 PM   #6
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Pull requests didn't exist for a long time after my first contribution. I wouldn't be surprised a lot of people will say something similar.
Very much agreed, there was a typo in the initial question. It should have read: What was your first open source pull request or contribution?

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Old 08-15-2019, 10:47 PM   #7
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I gather this refers specifically to contributions to open source code/software.
 
Old 08-15-2019, 11:48 PM   #8
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I'm going with the existing narrative as pull requests didn't exist back then for me either.
 
Old 08-16-2019, 01:40 AM   #9
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My first open-source is a contribution and then pull requests.

https://github.com/akhilin/jondobrowser-build
 
Old 08-16-2019, 02:16 AM   #10
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I cannot understand the question, because I cannot imagine what 'pull request' could mean.
Does any explanation of 'pull request' exist?
 
Old 08-16-2019, 02:26 AM   #11
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EDIT: My previous response obviously had no business being posted here.

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Old 08-16-2019, 03:04 AM   #12
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@Wolde - Now that everyone uses git (except for everyone else who doesn't ), it was assumed to be common knowledge (which it isn't.)

A pull request is a git command that submits a patch/modification of a project (usually source code differences) back to the owner of the git repository in a form which can be automatically merged into the project (if it doesn't cause any conflicts with other code) at the discretion of the owner of the repository. It asks the owner of the repository to "pull" your new changes into the project from your personal copy.

Git, itself, is a source code change management system originally created by Linus Torvalds - the creator of Linux.
 
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Old 08-16-2019, 03:09 AM   #13
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My first pull or contribution was in the month of October in 2018, there was a event being held called Hacktoberfest which was sponsored by Digital Ocean Inc.

Here's my github link : https://github.com/manthanlal
 
Old 08-16-2019, 03:16 AM   #14
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My first contribution was my own project, still active on Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/duplexpr/

It's a system written in bash which emulates duplex (two-sided) printing for printers which don't support that in hardware and also supplies simple user print queue management.

It's so long ago, that I'm not sure exactly when it was - sometime around 2004.
 
Old 08-16-2019, 06:00 AM   #15
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In my case, as a non programmer, my first download was a distro called ZipSlack8.
 
  


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