add section if help is wanted #612

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@yanick
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yanick commented Jul 3, 2012

The whole motivation for the patch is at http://babyl.dyndns.org/techblog/entry/help-wanted

In a nutshell: add a sidebar item on the release webpage if the x_help_wanted element is set in the META information.

@leto
leto commented Jul 3, 2012

+1

@dpetrov
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dpetrov commented Jul 9, 2012

+1 from me also

@oalders
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oalders commented Jul 10, 2012

@yanick Thanks very much for this. :) Can you give me a release this can be tested against?

@yanick
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yanick commented Jul 11, 2012

Dist-Zilla-Plugin-HelpWanted should have the position of 'coder' open. :-)

@monken
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monken commented Jul 31, 2012

This patch alone won't do since there is no x_help_wanted property in ElasticSearch yet.
We can either add that (which I dislike because we would have to change the schema for each of those fields) or we start implementing "tags" for releases and modules.
Third option: we stick the content of META.yml/json files in ES unparsed and parse it when necessary.

@yanick
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yanick commented Jul 31, 2012

Argh! I thought $release was only the straight serialization of the META information. I would even advance that I saw it works on Dist-Zilla-Plugin-HelpWanted, but now that you said that, @monken, you make me wonder. :-)

If that's the case, yeah, it'd be nice to have the straight META information in ES so that we can toy with ad-hocish new fields (like this one) without any major changes to the backend.

@monken
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monken commented Jul 31, 2012
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@yanick
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yanick commented Jul 31, 2012

And I just confirmed that I hallucinated that the 'help wanted' section was showing. I must have checked on a branch where I fudged things to show mock information. I shall never doubt you again, monken. :-)

@monken
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monken commented Jul 31, 2012

@yanick hehe, I've been wrong so many times, I don't mind being doubted at all ;)

@monken
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monken commented Jul 31, 2012

I patched the api to include the META data
https://api.metacpan.org/release/Dist-Zilla-Plugin-HelpWanted see the metadata key.
Your code needs some adjustments to get the x_help_wanted from the metadata key.

@yanick
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yanick commented Aug 2, 2012

Code fixed to see the metadata, and rebased to the head of master for ease of merge. Thanks, @monken!

@oalders oalders merged commit 9e5005c into metacpan:master Aug 2, 2012
@oalders
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oalders commented Aug 2, 2012

@yanick Thanks so much for this! The "help wanted" message itself seems a bit subtle. I had trouble finding it and I was actually looking for it. :) Maybe we could style it a bit in a way that catches the eye a bit more.

@yanick
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yanick commented Aug 2, 2012

@oalders Very true. As a first stab, I didn't want to be too bold. But that can change. ;-)

Something else I want to add is a "inquire within" link under the message, which will list ways to actually contact the maintainers if one wants to help (CPAN email addresses of the authors, mailing list url if there's one in the resources)

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