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.
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