Re: thumbs up to all developers! (please read)
- From: sopwith redhat com (Elliot Lee)
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: thumbs up to all developers! (please read)
- Date: 28 Sep 1998 23:35:08 GMT
On Mon, 28 Sep 1998 17:37:12 -0500 (CDT), Kevin Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Yes, they are doing an awesome job.
>I send in my (probably considered weak) bug reports because its all I can
>do to help. If I knew more coding and such than I know, I would
>definately do more, but I am slowly learning, and as I learn, my bug
>reports advance a little. When I send my "in gnomeblahblah: this doesnt
>work correctly", I am doing it to inform, not to complain about bad work.
>I know if I wrote something, I would want responses on what may be broken.
The help of people in all areas is appreciated - bug reports are definitely
one of those areas.
Other areas where people can help out as their skills & time dictate:
- Documentation. It is often hard for people who are coding to
write good docs. If you can read C code, helping to document
the GNOME library API's would be a good thing - even if
you don't understand all the details, you can ask
the library routine authors.
If you can't read C code, then there is still the
task of writing user documentation - this is especially
hard for programmers because, having written the programs,
they can't see how someone could possibly NOT know how to
use their programs :-)
- Making screenshots, web sites, themes, icons, sounds, etc.
- Making sure the user interface is consistent between all
- Writing up general testing procedures for GNOME programs.
(No, you don't have to know how to code for this, although
that never hurt anyone :)
- It would be nice to have someone dedicate their time
to managing bug reports (hey, you get to tell prog. authors
about all their mistakes - what more could you want? :)
- <Fill in the blank>
It is impossible for the people writing the code to make a good desktop
by themselves - we are all in this ride together, so don't be afraid to pitch
"In film you will find four basic story lines. Man versus man, man
versus nature, nature versus nature, and dog versus vampire."
- Steven Spielberg
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