[kde-edu]: [Fwd: Advice in contributing to KDE-Edu]

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Mon Jun 23 16:53:05 CEST 2008

A Dilluns 23 Juny 2008, Mauricio Piacentini va escriure:
> Hi, list. The purpose of this email is to introduce Leandro, Paulo and
> Tiago to the KDE Edu community. I had a very nice meeting with them last
> Friday here in Sao Paulo, and I think they can be a welcome addition to
> the efforts of our group.
> I paste below some of our earlier correspondence from past week. But
> basically my suggestion to them is that we can start this collaboration
> on different fronts, and directly integrated into the project-wide
> policies. One of their ideas is to work on usability reviews for
> example, so I suggested that they join kde-usability and maybe start by
> conducting an usability study of one of our applications. Any volunteers?
> The coding effort at first should probably happen via patches, branches
> or playground (for new applications that they might want to suggest.)
> For the applications that have maintainers, my advice is to use the list
> as the primary method of contact and exchange of information, and submit
> patches and suggestions directly. I must say that their main concern was
> how to participate in the project and not "step on anyone's toes" :)
>  From my experience with this group, and KDE Games, this should not be a
> problem. I think this integration will happen naturally, as KDE-Edu is a
> very warm community, and we can only benefit from having more people
> joining our group and dedicating time to improve our software.
> One of the good things regarding this effort is the fact that their lab
> has sponsors and grants that guarantee that at least some projects might
> get completed in the time allocated for it, as opposed to our purely
> volunteer style of contribution. It could be interesting to see how
> these efforts can work together, something along the lines of what we
> already do with Kevin's students, or GSoC projects. I also asked them to
> consider attending Akademy, but I am not sure they will be able to do it
> this year, as there is not much time for travel arrangements.
> Introductions made, now let's get to work! Guys, please join the list,
> and welcome.

Welcome :-)

Any constructive help/comment/patch is more than welcome, as a general rule 
never fear to "step on anyone's toes", our toes are small ;-)


> Regards,
> Mauricio Piacentini

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