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From Daniel Gruno <>
Subject Re: Help Wanted! (it's a title, not a request!)
Date Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:25:22 GMT
On 02/08/2016 10:22 AM, sebb wrote:
> On 8 February 2016 at 08:36, Daniel Gruno <> wrote:
>> On 02/07/2016 11:34 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
>>> +1, +1, etc.
>>> Apache OpenOffice is overflowing with opportunities to make use of this.
>>> I did not notice a way to indicate that a task has been "taken" or is completed/withdrawn.
>> in the 'edit tasks' menu ( ) you
>> can mark any task as done when someone has started working on it, and
>> it'll then disappear from the list of open tasks.
>>> (I could have missed it.)
>>> I assume a potential GSoC mini-project could be identified in the title or short
description, with a link to the JIRA place for further details?  The offer of mentoring could
be there too.
>> Exactly, you could simply make a task called "GSoC: Make stuff work" and
>> then link to a JIRA/BZ entry with more details.
>>> Each project could have their own FAQ about general necessities of contribution
how to prepare/start, by subproject area if needed, tied into wherever the project-level widget
is displayed.
>> Yeah, my plan is to have projects come up with a short guide on how to
>> contribute to their projects, and have that added to the detailed task
>> page (when someone clicks "I'm interested in this"). Contributions are
>> most welcome here, I'm not sure what to write :)
> Surely the contribution guide should already be present on each
> project's website or Wiki?
> If not, then there should be one, and the project just needs to
> provide the URL to this app.
> I don't think it's a good idea to have yet another place where
> projects need to provide documentation.

Naturally, it would be entirely optional for projects to have something
specific to HW of course. There is a URL parameter already that you can
use to link to your existing contribution guide(s).

We could also go down the aggregator path and have projects just provide
a URL to a page or RDF/XML/whatever file that would be scraped and
displayed alongside the task info?

With regards,

>> With regards,
>> Daniel.
>>> The breakdown into areas of contribution is very nice.
>>>  - Dennis
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Daniel Gruno []
>>>> Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2016 08:23
>>>> To:
>>>> Subject: Re: Help Wanted! (it's a title, not a request!)
>>>> On 02/07/2016 05:13 PM, Patricia Shanahan wrote:
>>>>> I like!
>>>> Yay! Glad to hear this :)
>>>>> One suggestion that does not add complexity, but just a little bit of
>>>>> text. Try to quantify the Difficulty levels. Is "Journeyman" harder or
>>>>> easier than "Intermediate"? Similarly, how do "Advanced" and "Expert"
>>>>> compare? I suggest fewer Difficulty options, with a one sentence
>>>>> explanation of each.
>>>> I picked 5 because 3 sounded like too few (too big a jump between
>>>> them?). There is an icon next to the difficulty level that shows which
>>>> 'level' it is, from green (easy) to red (very hard). Maybe I need to
>>>> make that more visible?.
>>>> An explanation sounds like a great idea, and we can add that as a
>>>> tooltip in the widget overview and as a line of text in the actual task
>>>> details. I can get started on that right away, whereas changing to use 3
>>>> levels might take some getting used to for me (and a bit of work to
>>>> rework the existing system down to 3 levels instead of 5).
>>>> Or hm, what about a small (?) next to the level which shows you what we
>>>> expect this level to signify.?
>>>> With regards,
>>>> Daniel.
>>> [ ... ]

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