[kde-community] Updating TechBase Getting_Started pages

Aaron Honeycutt honeycuttaaron3 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 15:52:37 UTC 2015


Thanks all for whipping the pages into shape :)

On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 11:47 AM, Sebastian K├╝gler <sebas at kde.org> wrote:

> On Monday, August 17, 2015 09:53:58 John Layt wrote:
> > I've started to update the old TechBase Getting_Started pages for the
> > new KF5 world [1].
> >
> > My aim is to teach the one simplest quickest way to build KF5 for new
> > KDE contributors. There's a few key concepts I want this rewrite to
> > follow:
> > 1) There is only one way to do things, no giving alternatives
> > 2) There is only KF5, no KDE4
> > 3) There is only kdesrc-build, no manual messing around
> >
> > The three build scenarios (= new dev personas) that will be presented
> will
> > be: 1) Build an app only using packaged Qt and KF5
> > 2) Build Plasma only using packaged Qt and KF5
> > 3) Build Frameworks using packaged Qt
> >
> > All the more detailed or historic information will be removed to other
> > parts of TechBase [2]. New build instructions for external devs just
> > wanting to use a Framework or two should also go here and not
> > Getting_Started.
> >
> > This may result in some default build configs needing to be added to
> > the kdesrc-build repo to make life easier. There may also need to be a
> > couple of simple scripts to set-up kdesrc-build to start with, and to
> > actually run things seeing as kdesrc-build doesn't. The less the new
> > dev has to worry about the better.
> >
> > Thoughts? Is anyone else working on something similar?
>
> Yes. I'm giving the Plasma Mobile docs some love, but have discovered that
> also most of the other Plasma documentation for new developers is pretty
> disjoint and lacking. It certainly doesn't guide someone new well to
> becoming
> a productive contributor.
>
> I much welcome your initiative and want to pitch in.
>
> One of the pages I've written last week may serve as an example of what I
> have in mind for this kind of pages, it's directed at designers how want to
> contribute. It gives an overview of principles we use, tools, workflows and
> communication channels.
>
> https://community.kde.org/Plasma/Mobile/Design
>
> The following doc takes the point of view of a new developer or designer
> who
> would like to contribute, it has high-level starting points:
>
> https://community.kde.org/Plasma/Mobile/Contributing
>
> I think this documentation should probably not be specific to Plasma Mobile
> but generally should refer to Plasma or even more generic resources --
> without losing level-of-detail. I think giving users a too generic guide
> can
> be off-putting for some.
>
> Thanks for getting this ball rolling.
> --
> sebas
>
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