On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Eric Grivel <g...@lumenssolutions.com> wrote: > I am getting the impression that the Gimp project is trapped in a > chicken-and-egg problem with regard to attracting new contributors, > where the few core developers are too busy maintaining the product to > spend a lot of time helping new developers come on board. > > Gimp is an extremely large and complex system. I am a fairly experienced > coder myself, and have recently submitted patches for two open bugs. But >... > At this point, knowing how busy the core Gimp developers are, and > recognizing that it will take more time for them to walk me through a > problem and a solution than it would take them to just fix the issue > themselves, I am hesitant to ask for a lot of help. On the other hand, > the idea of just delving in and figuring it out myself is quite daunting. > > Which is where my thought of a "boot camp" came in. What if there was a > group of potential new developers all struggling with the same learning >... > This would require some serious commitment of time by one or more of the > Gimp developers, and would mean other work wouldn't get done. The > potential payoff however in the form of bringing one or more additional > Gimp developers up to speed could be significant.
I find myself in the same situation. I popped up in late December with an interest in getting GEGL more fully integrated into GIMP (I'd like to see 8+ bpc support), and Øyvind gave me some pointers and partial code for what he wants to happen next (so I'm one of the time sinks he referred to a couple of days ago). I'm still working to figure out the seemingly recursive concepts. Thanks, Pete _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer