Re: Lowering the barrier
- From: Sebastian Pölsterl <marduk k-d-w org>
- To: Emmanuel Fleury <fleury labri fr>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Lowering the barrier
- Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2007 18:26:08 +0100
Emmanuel Fleury schrieb:
> Who wrote:
>> http://live.gnome.org/GtkLove doesn't even mention that anyone marking
>> a bug as being a GnomeLove bug should be prepared to help a beginner
>> to solve it (this is also likely to lead to 'misuse', I guess):
>> "Love Bug List
>> This list is intended as collection of bugs suitable for novice GTK+
>> hackers. Add items to it (adding the 'gnome-love' keyword to the bug)
>> only if you think they could be fixed in a reasonable time frame by a
>> free software developer without much experience in GTK+. If you are
>> unsure, add it. Please do not use this list as a personal whishlist of
>> issues you'd like to see fixed. "
>> Specifically, I think that the "If you are unsure, add it" comment
>> could lead to frustration?
>> http://live.gnome.org/GnomeLove does not make it specifically clear
>> anywhere that there are people to support anyone fixing a 'GnomeLove'
>> bug, in contrast The 'Mentored Projects' sections is specifically
>> mentioned, http://live.gnome.org/MentoredProjects, with mentoring
>> being a clear component - could that page also mention that a
>> GnomeLove bug, in it's own way, is like a mentored project? I guess
>> just a few tweaks of both pages could be very useful here?
> What about a third category (after love-bug and mentored-project) such
> as 'gnome-academic-bug' intended to be a student project for few weeks,
> few months or a semester ?
> Computer science education is more and more in need of original projects
> for their students and if you could just mark some bugs and/or some
> wishes to be feasible by some students it would be nice.
> In a matter of fact I'm already using the bug-list of Gnome for getting
> some projects for my master students. :)
What about a GNOME Love week where we help new contributors getting
started, something like a mini-SoC? The complexity of the tasks must be
lower, of course.
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