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From "Charles Matthew Chen" <>
Subject Re: Attracting developers
Date Mon, 11 Aug 2008 11:34:40 GMT
Hi Jeremias,

   Great points.  I've thought about these questions myself lately...
how to attract developers, and build community.

   I've done very little work on JBIG2 so far, actually.  I just
wanted to check it out after you asked for this feature.  It looks
like a sizable project.


On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 7:40 AM, Jeremias Maerki <> wrote:
> Charles,
> while I find it extremely cool like you add new features to Sanselan
> based on user questions, this also works a bit against community
> building. If there are no itches to scratch, potential committers won't
> send in patches with improvements. They can just rely on your implementing
> the missing stuff. Sometimes it might be better just to explain (with
> hints and pointers) how to add a feature instead of doing it yourself. I
> know that's hard to do, especially if it's fun to implement the feature.
> Please don't get me wrong: There's nothing wrong with filling in some
> blanks that users report. And I know this is a conflict. But one of the
> goals of Sanselan is to attract additional developers.
> As a side-note, we've seen that you've been starting work on a JBIG2
> codec (which you know I'm really keen on). Why don't you just create a
> branch and upload what you already have. If it doesn't break the build
> why not just start with it in trunk? Sometimes unfinished code is an
> incentive for others to take up your work and continue.
> Just a few thoughts, hopefully constructive.
> Jeremias Maerki

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