Re: Hi there

Hey Dolan, glad to hear this!

For newcomer questions you can come to us in the IRC channel #newcomers at and also read our wiki where everything is explained and we will glad to help for any question you might have.

To become maintainer you need to be used and comfortable with the code, so you are able to review patches from other contributors, fixup nasty bugs, etc.
This is usually done contributing patches and receiving input and review from the current maintainer if possible, and if not, other GNOME developers or we in Newcomers can try to review the common things that are usually in every GNOME project.
This is usually flexible, the current maintainer can point you in the right direction.

Have a nice hacking!

Best regards,
Carlos Soriano

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Hi there
Local Time: October 26, 2016 11:44 AM
UTC Time: October 26, 2016 9:44 AM
From: dolanmcelmurry gmail com
To: Daniel Mustieles García <daniel mustieles gmail com>
Desktop Devel <desktop-devel-list gnome org>

Thanks  for  your  input , yes of course  one would need to learn or know how to code.

I'm willing  to  learn and study,read,practice , get better  with it.

Everyone  starts  something  new, they have to learn.

Life is a learning  experience  and  sure knowing  how to code before  stepping  into being a maintainer is a plus. Though  some  can learn in many  ways .

I'm willing  and hopefully  if allowed  I can ask this mailing  list  questions  if I have problems  or need help  with  some  code.


On Oct 26, 2016 2:34 AM, "Daniel Mustieles García" <daniel mustieles gmail com> wrote:
Sure, you will have to gain experience with the code and go step by step, but if you want, you will be able to gain it ;)

2016-10-26 9:32 GMT+02:00 Dolan McElmurry <dolanmcelmurry gmail com>:

Not sure if I'm getting above my head?

I have used Linux for many years. Started out on a Netcom Dial up Unix account. Back when we had to compile programs and Kernals, etc.

I just wanna let you know I don't have deep experience in programming but I could find my way around, etc.

Anyway I will email the person you said is the current person that is maintaining the app and go from there.

Thanks for replying


On October 26, 2016 12:22:48 AM PDT, "Daniel Mustieles García" <daniel mustieles gmail com> wrote:
Hi Dolan!
Nice to hear you'd like to maintain Gtranslator :)

Yo should first contact the current maintainer, Sean de Burca (, to notice him you are interested in assuming the maintenance of the tool, and he will inform you about any current work in progress, status, etc.

Anyway, I could help you with some pending bugs that should be attended... this might be a good way to have a first contact with gtranslator's source code.

Many thanks for taking care of this!

2016-10-25 23:44 GMT+02:00 Dolan Mcelmurry <dolanmcelmurry gmail com>:
I might be out of my element. But I thought I would offer to 
be a maintaner of one of the Gnome apps that is not currently mainted ?

such as Gtranslator ?

I might be wrong on the app name


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