[Bf-committers] 'easy hacks' list

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 18:54:07 CET 2012

ack, typo - should be:
* not `janitor` work.

On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 4:52 AM, Campbell Barton <ideasman42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> +1
> Would be great to have though we have bad track record of anything
> that looks like a todo/task list becoming a wish-list.
> Our simple todo list is really only simple for existing devs who are
> familier with the code:
> http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:2.5/Source/Development/Todo/Simple_Todos
> Criteria for this could be...
> * existing core devs should be confidant they could do an an afternoon
> without running into big problems.
> * things we are sure can be accepted if written to acceptable quality.
> * not generator work.
> Perhaps disclaimer at the top to only add items if you're a developer
> who knows some task is in fact easy (users should check with devs
> first before adding items).
> Or have a section with approved items and a second section with tasks
> for review - users can add to - and devs can check if there easy
> enough to qualify or remove.
> On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 4:09 AM, Tom M <letterrip at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I was reading an article about the growth rate in developer
>> contributions to libreoffice compared to openoffice, and a signficant
>> amount of the growth was attributed to them having an 'easyhacks' list
>> of tasks, bugs, etc.
>> These range from
>> a) provide stack traces for bug reports that don't have stack traces
>> b) confirm whether a 'bug' reported by a static analysis (clang) is valid
>> to tasks that require more in depth knowledge of the source
>> http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Easy_Hacks_by_required_Skill
>> basically it looks like they autogenerate these pages from the
>> bugtracker using a set of tags (easytask, interesting, the skill
>> required)
>> http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Easy_Hacks_Bugzilla_Whiteboard_Status
>> perhaps we could do something similar?
>> There are also a ton of small feature requests that are worth doing
>> (ie see the wishlist for gsoc); but which core devs don't necessarily
>> have time for.
>> LetterRip
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> - Campbell

- Campbell

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