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From sebb <>
Subject Re: Help Wanted! (it's a title, not a request!)
Date Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:22:20 GMT
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 I did not notice a way to indicate that a task has been "taken" or is completed/withdrawn.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.

> 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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