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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] KOffice Suite

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:13:32 -0800 (PST)
> Nobody said we wouldn't help. I'd have
> already been submitting patches if I knew how to code.

I never got the impression anybody was implying we all dump on Tim. :) I think all statements on this list suggesting improvements, possible road maps, etc., all imply team involvement.

From what I see on the list and watching the bug list, many people are indeed helping. Not all patches are C++ hacks, but when people can they have been submitting patches to config files, desktop files, graphics, etc. Many who don't code are involved with testing. Based on the discussions we have had about quality assurance, we need those people too. :)

> Then now is the time to learn :)
> We need developers and the more the better.

I would like to learn. I have a sufficient programming background that I should be able to learn C++. I would love to help in a small way. I need a decent tutorial, one that is specific to this project, how to bootstrap myself. Yes, I need to read a few generic C++ tutorials, but how do I use KDevelop? How do I create a working environment? Would be nice to sit with somebody for a few hours to learn in a rapid manner. People who do this every day tend to forget that even the basic tasks like setting up an IDE is daunting without help. Sure, an experienced coder can work with only a text editor, but not the newbie. An IDE helps validate code, syntax, etc.

IDEs, classes, namespaces.... Where to begin? :)