On Wednesday 23 November 2011 12:13:32 pm Darrell Anderson wrote:
> > 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? :)
I already know of a few IDEs, but every time I open one I get scared and click the big X in the upper right corner of the screen ;-)
If I didn't have a teacher to guide me through Visual Basic in high school, I'd have done the same thing.
If I didn't have a teacher in Java class, I'd have done the same thing.
Now the part my my brain that held all my programming knowledge has rotted away, so we definitely need a guide. I think having an experienced programmer create some TDE-sepcific docs (with links to some general resources), and some people who are willing to walk people through on IRC or instant messaging. Any volunteers?
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