Zif wants new blood

A few years ago I wrote Zif, which is basically a package tool that works with librpm and the Fedora metadata. Zif is very much of a side project for me, mainly written out of curiosity and to try and make things work a bit faster just when using PackageKit. It seems most people try to write a package manager at some stage of their open source career. :)

So, fast-forward a few years. Quite a few people are using Zif now, and there are even a few people writing new code and fixing bugs. I’m wondering if anybody new to programming or new to open source wants to help me improve Zif, and to try to fix little-but-important self contained bugs like this.

Anyway, if you’re interested, let me know. Thanks.

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

2 thoughts on “Zif wants new blood”

  1. Who wants to work on a project that wants your blood? Seems scary!

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  2. Just a word of appreciation from a random user: thank you very much for all the work you have done on PackageKit, colord and NetworkManager. Your attention to detail and user experience has contributed a lot to sense of enjoyment I get from using Gnome.

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