Re: [Gimp-developer] Getting contributors via OpenHatch

Presumably you guys also think GIMP's documentation (contained in comments in the code) is absolutely perfect, and that the only meaningful contributions to GIMP are substantive code changes?

If so, then the only people who could add value to GIMP are people who can clear your barrier of super technical competence.

If not...

-----Original Message----- From: Ofnuts
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 12:52 AM
To: gimp-developer-list gnome org
Subject: Re: [Gimp-developer] Getting contributors via OpenHatch

On 02/06/14 00:41, Gez wrote:
El dom, 01-06-2014 a las 21:49 +0200, Ofnuts escribió:
If you include in it the page from LightningIsMyName that it links to,

Call me cynical, but someone that needs really more detailed
instructions will likely not have the programming background to be a
useful Gimp developer. Of course I expect potential Gimp contributors to
be somewhat "already-knowledgeable", at least in the basics of Linux
application development.  Lines have to be drawn somewhere...
I'm not a coder, just a user and I could manage to build GIMP from git
without too much hassle.

Some things may be not exactly obvious, but I want to believe that
somebody who intends to contribute in a software project will be at
least equiped to compile the thing from sources.

If that's supposed to be an entry barrier, I think it's a good one.


I don't think it's an explicitly laid down barrier. But after all the
maintenance manual of my bike assumes that you know how to operate a
torque wrench and what SAE 20W50 means. If you don't you better keep
your hands off the engine :)
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