Re: How to port applets to GNOME2 (again)

It's a lot easier to write docs if you properly understand the api (and more importantly the underlying architecture, etc), and it can be extremely difficult to understand certain apis without decent documentation :-) It's just a pity that not all folks with good authoring skills are l33t coders and not all l33t coders are good at writing documentation :-(


Havoc Pennington wrote:

On Sun, Mar 16, 2003 at 10:03:46PM +0100, Ole Laursen wrote:
If people really consider it a boring task, I can see that it is
unfair of me to suggest that they spend their time with it. But else I
don't understand your attitude.

It's not an attitude, just the facts of how open source
works. Everyone does what they consider highest priority. What didn't
get done is what no one did. There's no central command & control that
provides a rationale for the big-picture "what got done," it is simply
the sum of what people did.

So, the way to be sure something happens is to do it yourself.
Richard Stallman's answer to "when will foo be done?" has always been
"faster if you help."

FWIW there's a fairly serious effort to unify all the important widget
APIs into GTK which has a full-docs-on-all-new-API policy. This is one
reason some people don't prioritize libgnomeui docs very high.

gnome-list mailing list
gnome-list gnome org

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]