- From: "Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak" <mjc avtechpulse com>
- To: foundation-list gnome org
- Cc: Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org>
- Subject: Re: ghop
- Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 10:29:23 -0500
What we can certainly do is keep a list of such tasks somewhere.
we'd need an easy way to manage this, though. Bugzilla could work, if we
agree on some whiteboard words, I guess. It would be a bit like the
gnome-love bugs. The hard thing is to have people correctly tag the
bugs. Thinking about it, it might be better to try to organize the
gnome-love bugs in a better way.
I think keeping lists of tasks without an active, exciting ghop-like
program would be sort of pointless. No one would bother to add stuff,
and it would get obsolete fast. When I was adding ghop tasks, often it
was a thought like "I'd like to add minor feature X right now... no
wait, make it a ghop task and I'll work on feature Y"... a
spur-of-the-moment thing, rather than a long-term visionary plan.
If we had a slick front-end page (like the ghop page), we could use
bugzilla as the back-end I guess - similar to the existing bugzilla cgi
reports. However, a ghop task is of a different scale than a bugzilla
bug. For instance... a bugzilla bug would say "purge all gnome_vfs stuff
some day" - large scale. A ghop task would have to be much smaller, like
"port all the gnome_vfs_mime_* functions in a week". I guess that's not
a problem, but people would need to keep it in mind when filing tasks.
I think gnome-love and gnome-contest (or whatever) should be separate
things. The nice thing about ghop was that it pulled in new people who
would not otherwise have been interested, by motivating them with a
contest and a free t-shirt. And that's great. gnome-love is more for
those who already love gnome, but need a pointer about where to start.
Would you like to work on setting this up?
If the Foundation can pony up some cash / t-shirts / desirable-things
for a gnome-ghop-lite project, sure, I would like to help. I'm not too
interested in just tidying up gnome-love tags, for the reasons mentioned
I think there is a virtually endless supply of ~ 1 week tasks that would
benefit from this program. (Porting things from gnome-vfs to gvfs / gio
/ gfile is the most obvious, and high priority, area for me. I cringe
Yep, many many 1 week tasks :-)
Which is good, for an educational outreach program...
Also, are you fine if I forward your mail to the Google people? I'm sure
they'll be happy to read your mail.
I thought they read all my stuff already :-) But yes, you can forward it
And if google decided to extend ghop, that would make everything a lot
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