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Joining the EPEL SIG

There are many ways to join in and help out with EPEL. A few are listed below. If you think of another way to help out the SIG, feel free to bring it up on our mailing list or at our weekly meetings.

Maintaining Packages

Package Maintainers update, fix bugs and improve packages in the EPEL collection. See the [User:Kevin/new_EPEL_Package_Maintainers EPEL Package Maintainers] page for more information on roles and how to join this group.

Testing and Quality Assurance

EPEL strives to ship packages that are as stable and bug free as possible. Testing of packages is always welcome. EPEL uses the Bodhi updates system to manage updates. Packages enter the epel-testing repository where they MUST spend 2 weeks or until sufficent testing is done on them. See our [User:Kevin/new_EPEL_QA EPEL QA] page for information on helping with testing and quality assurance.


Informing Enterprise Linux users that EPEL is here and ready with add-on packages as well as growing our contributor base is the task of our Marketing folks. See [User:Kevin/new_EPEL_Marketing EPEL Marketing] for more information.

Release Engineering

EPEL Release engineering is resonsible for making sure packages are built and signed and mirrored out. Currently this group is a subset of the Fedora Release Engineering group. See their page for more information.