Hi, just in case that anyone out there feels bored and useless, here's a list of things you can do to help us with GIMP-1.3 even if you can't (or don't want to) code. The items appear in no particular order.
(1) The CVS tree has two files that list ideas and open tasks for future development: TODO and TODO.xml. We'd like to get rid of these files and store all the good ideas in Bugzilla. Bugzilla has the advantage that people can add comments and that we can assign the bug-reports to milestones. The job that needs to be done here is to look through both files and for each indivual issue check Bugzilla if there is already a bug-report dealing with it. If not a new bug-report should be opened. (2) There are some files that list contributors and plug-in maintainers (namely the files PLUGIN_MAINTAINERS and tools/contributors). I'd like to keep this information in one XML file that is then used for several purposes: To extract info to display in the about dialog and to handle maintainance of plug-ins and bug-reports. The XML approach would have several advantages. It allows to specify an encoding, so we could use UTF-8 to be able to show contributor names in the way they are written natively. We can add all sort of meta information like email address, bugzilla account, CVS account and what parts of the code the specific person has contributed to or maintains. I'd welcome if someone could sit down and come up with a proposal how such an XML file could be organized. You don't need to write a DTD, an example would do. (3) The developers documentation as found in the devel-docs directory needs some work. I have updated the framework lately and I think the Makefile rules for extracting information from the source using gtk-doc are fine now. The SGML files as well as the comments in the code need some work however. Please let me know if you are interested to help out in this area. (4) I suspect the gimp-help crew could also need some help in converting the existing help files to DocBook-XML (IIRC, that was the plan) and in updating the help for GIMP-1.3. Please contact Mel Boyce <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> if you want to help out here. (5) Help with translations is always appreciated. If you are interested please read the file README.i18n in the source tree which should give you all the hints you need. Salut, Sven _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer