[Shotwell] Contributing to Yorba/Shotwell
david.velazquez08 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 20:44:19 PDT 2010
Hey Jim! Hope you had an enjoyable long weekend off. I didn't mean to
suggest in my last message here that you were taking too long to reply or
anything even close to that. Certainly you're entitled to a few days off a
year.. I guess :) I went ahead and assigned #1143 to myself and will post an
update to there shortly to describe what I'll be working on in the next few
Your idea of looking over the existing work for things to improve and that
are missing is a good start to this I feel. Never hurts to have a plan.
Your call on where to start the talks for the help docs. Here would probably
garner a larger response, but I'm indifferent. Starting a new thread might
be a good idea though before this one gets unbearably long.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the direction we should take.
On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 7:24 PM, Jim Nelson <jim at yorba.org> wrote:
> Sorry for not chiming in sooner -- took a long weekend off and have
> been busy catching up today.
> First, we definitely appreciate all contributions from the community,
> from code to translations to design work. This is all important to
> us, and it's this kind of great effort that will only make Shotwell
> even better. We can do a better job of opening up the project to the
> community and making it easier for contributors to jump in. I
> definitely appreciate the willingness you're showing, David -- thanks!
> We haven't formally decided which direction we want to go with the
> documentation. We know it should be DocBook or Mallard but no hard
> decision has been made here as to which one. We'd like to discuss
> this matter and come to some consensus here before you go *too* deep
> one direction or another. We're aware that Mallard is what GNOME is
> pushing today, but we want to weigh all the options before declaring
> what system we want to roll with.
> That said, David, I'm excited that you're excited about this project.
> If you could create an account on our Trac system
> (http://trac.yorba.org), you can assign #1143 to yourself, to prevent
> duplication of effort. We all can discuss the particulars of what
> we're looking for in the help docs here and/or the ticket's comments.
> Robert Ancell's suggestions are a good start, especially for
> Mallard-style documentation. Something you can do while we're
> deciding is to look over our existing help documentation for things
> you like and don't like; what can be improved; what's missing; and so
> forth. Whatever system we go with we'll want screenshots to accompany
> the text. You're free to consider using the ones on our system or
> your own. The link to the latest docs is:
> -- Jim
> On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 1:18 PM, David Velazquez
> <david.velazquez08 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > As I have plans to make some progress on this in the next couple of days
> > would like to be organized from the start I'm wondering what would be the
> > best method of keeping the developers and community informed of progress,
> > and if all goes well submitting the files for inclusion in Shotwell?
> > Also, would the work I'm doing qualify as filling this
> > bug<http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/1143>so that efforts are not
> > duplicated?
> > Finally, is it possible for a developer to chime in even if it's just to
> > give this the go ahead. I'd hate to begin work on this if they have other
> > plans.
> > While I won't move fast enough to make into .6 I think it would be
> > if this could be in a .7 release down the line, depending on how far down
> > the line that actually is.
> > Thanks for all the help getting started!
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