Re: Task list on the wiki

On Wed, 2010-06-23 at 17:14 +0100, Phil Bull wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Does anyone mind if I completely gut the Tasks page [1] on the wiki?
> Here's what I was thinking of doing with it:
>      1. Have three subpages (initially): Desktop Help, Application Help,
>         Developer Docs.
>      2. Each subpage will have a list of tasks, which I'll update at
>         least twice weekly (others can update it whenever they see fit,
>         though).
>      3. Each task will have basic instructions on how to get started,
>         including the git commands you need to get the checkout, the
>         files you need to change, and links to relevant resources and
>         bug reports.
>      4. I'll tweet/dent every time a new task is added, using a hashtag
>         like #doctask.
>      5. I'll update (or others can update) the status of tasks as they
>         are performed, providing links to any patches/code/mailing list
>         activity related to them. People can give feedback via the wiki
>         (on the task page) too.
> I'm hoping that having a (relentlessly!) up-to-date task list with clear
> start-up instructions will encourage contributors, and having a
> well-defined way of tracking task status will make it easier for
> reviewers to offer feedback.
> What do you think?
> Thanks,
> Phil
> [1] -

This is awesome.  I look forward to helping out with it.  We might want
to think about a GNOME Docs / Twitter feed and we can all
share the login info too, similar to the GNOME account.


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