[vlc-devel] Visibility of 1.0.0-rcX (was: Earth to release engineering)
jb at videolan.org
Mon May 25 21:10:51 CEST 2009
On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 09:06:08PM +0200, Georg Seifert wrote :
> I did propose myself as a (junior) developer (I could help mainly on
> interface programming and layout) as I’m know very few c but quite good
> cocoa. I would need some guidance to get started and if someone could
> point me to some parts to start with I would happily dive into it...
Seriously, coding on interface in VLC doesn't need many many skills.
It just need perseverance and a lot of time to fix ALL the small
annoying bugs and find the right compromises to please most people.
When I started to code on Qt GUI, my knowledge of C/C++ and VLC was way
below standard student coder...
Anyway, I am sure we can find many stuffs to begin with and the new
interface of OSX for 1.1 is a good way to start, IMVVHO.
>>> I am not sure what it would take to get more non-Linux developers on
>>> board. I would offer to help, but I am not familiar with MacOS X on
>>> development side, spending more of my energy in Java.
>> Threatening to stop VLC on OSX on the website main page did not work.
>> I just suspect there are comparatively few open-source volunteer
>> running MacOS X.
>>> Just for the record, what elements are considered platform specific
>>> and what sort of skill sets are you looking for?
>> The UI, the video and audio outputs, the contribs, the framework/SDK.
>> But with RC2 out this week, it's rather late to find developpers for
>> the next
>> release. And then, starting with shotgun bug fixing a few weeks before
>> release is probably an excellent way to burn your motivation out
>> really fast.
>> IMHO, we cannot afford to loose any new developper like that.
>> Rémi Denis-Courmont
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