However, going through PRs and see what other maintainers comment about PRs is a good way to see what practices are considered current. I’m not sure how active the ocaml+nixpkgs community is, but nixpkgs is always looking for more people to review PRs
My goal with this request is to start adding more packages to the OCaml + Nix package collection, and keeping the ones that exist updated (I’ve been doing this in a personal overlay). I’m happy to start reviewing more PRs too.
Do you have any actionable suggestions that I could follow in the meantime? Should I just start creating PRs with the things I wish to see upstreamed? Am I just not tagging the right people to review my contributions?
In general, someone will get a github notification if they have already participated in a thread, listed as a maintainer of the package, or a CODEOWNER of a directory. If nothing is happening for a few days, feel free to request a review from me, with exception of vacation, I’m usually fairly responsive.
@anmonteiro Good thinking on making a post about OCaml packaging on discourse.
I’m not really aware of the contributors to OCaml in nixpkgs, but I suggest adjusting the title of this thread to attract their attention (maintaining Ocaml packages in nixos/contributing to the ocaml framework).
Best bet without me being informed could be to look at https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/commits/master/pkgs/top-level/ocaml-packages.nix and ping pretty active committers (that being people who can merge changes to nixpkgs).
My experience has been pings are pretty much welcome, and while there’s definitely people under “ping duress” they’re still probably making the best of it and can help you find ways to direct your requests for review etc.