nice that you want to join our team. Firstly, we are working on it to get our existing tests on the mainframe running. We can not work without them. Many builds during packaging are failing at the moment. We are happy about every support in packaging: https://build.opensuse.org/project/show/openSUSE:Factory:zSystems
Before fixing, look whether x86 is affected, too. If so, then submit to the regular Factory. We will announce our working openQA for s390x here.
Because of the missing mainframe knowledge. There are some online courses about IBM mainframes. They don't tell you a lot about Linux on the mainframe. But they are a good introduction. - https://www.coursera.org/learn/introduction-enterprise-computing
But I don't see that as a requirement for s390x packaging.
Best regards, Sarah
Gesendet: Sonntag, 15. November 2020 um 17:27 Uhr Von: "Mark Stopka" firstname.lastname@example.org An: email@example.com Betreff: [opensuse-zsystems] Re: Contributions by an IBMer
Hi Sarah, I have an interest in openSUSE on SystemZ also (together with RISC-V), let me know if I can be of any help to you, while my knowledge (and access) to SystemZ systems is limited, I do have extensive knowledge of RPM packaging.
I think it is important for us in a long-run, if we introduce any sensible patches to fix SystemZ builds to upstream them to reduce the maintanance burden on us in the future. _______________________________________________ openSUSE Z Systems mailing list -- firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe, email email@example.com List Netiquette: https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Mailing_list_netiquette List Archives: https://firstname.lastname@example.org