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Re: Google Summer of Code Ideas


I'll repeat this as I'm also guilty of not reply-all'ing (reply-to header anyone?)

It would be a huge help to have bugs labeled as easy and/or having a mentor available. See Mozilla for an example: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Introduction

I looked at the issue tracker for something I could help with, but there is just so much.

Maybe I'll start fixing this minor annoyance I found https://bugs.launchpad.net/gala/+bug/1278131


On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 7:26 PM, Nikos Vasilakis <nikos.ailo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
This is a good point, and it is a universal challenge (in both open
source and proprietary projects). It needs effort.

But there must be correlation between successful projects and
well-documented ones: If actively try to lower the barrier one needs
to overcome to start working with elementary (both on the core
projects and at the application layer, but we are mostly talking about
the first) we will get more people contributing, and contributions of
better (or "aligned") quality.


On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 12:25 PM, Daniel Foré <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The bigger problem than docs being boring is that the chance you're a writer, understand what you're writing, and also understand how to teach is
 extremely low.

The google doc we started that one time was a complete piece of crap. Technical writing isn't just boring, it's incredibly difficult to do right

 Daniel Foré

 On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 10:16 AM, Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
 <sergey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

We're missing a ton of other docs in the website too, but you know how it goes - writing docs is boooooring and everybody has better things to do.

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