On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 1:37 PM Bastian Ilso <hougaard.jun...@gmail.com>

> From newcomer guide POV, the major blocker for us to start in writing
> javascript/python/etc documentation is having a modern central online
> place/platform to write, edit and store the documentation in. GNOME
> Developer Center really needs a helping hand. To assess requirements for
> such a platform, I want to propose we organize a hackfest and make a plan.

That's sounds good to me.

> I already wrote a proposal draft, we just need to find some good dates for
> it. Maybe I should start a framadate? Quick thoughts arrive at maybe
> before/after GUADEC.

Works for me.  Can you post on our telegram channel?

Also one postscript to the original mail - since I had some feedback on IRC
as this approach might create more noise than anything that would be
educational for us.

The point of the post is not create language wars.  It's to figure out
which language to focus on initially.  We can add documentation for other
languages as well.

This discussion is not about which is the default language to use in
GNOME.  What we document right now is not an endorsement of that either.  I
just want to make sure that we have minimal requirements in place on the
state of gjs, builder, and that there is a cohesive whole to start
documenting on.

IF you want to discuss language wars, please don't.  If you want to get
something off your chest, feel free to pm me or discuss on IRC.  I'm not
interested in creating undue conversations that will have no end.  So
please think before responding that it meets the topic of this conversation.


> -Bastian
> On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 8:39 PM, Sriram Ramkrishna <s...@ramkrishna.me>
> wrote:
> Some of you may be aware that we have started a documentation effort in
> order to give application developers a proper set of documentation for them
> to write applications.
> We need to optimize for one language rather than promoting all the
> languages.  In the past, we have promoted javascript above all else.  We
> haven't seen as much movement in  javascript allegedly because the
> toolchain has not been as robust as the other languages.
> Since this conversation could easily get derailed, what I would like to
> focus on is using javascript as the default computer language for
> developing 3rd party apps on the GNOME platform.  We would like to validate
> what the current state of javascript is for writing applications and
> whether we now have good support in flatpak, debugging toolchains (eg gjs
> and builder) and other factors we might have not considered but should be
> identified.
> Any input in this regard would be well appreciated to drive good
> documentation to write applications for the GNOME platform.
> Thanks,
> sri
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