Archive for February, 2012

The Book of Right-On

Monday, February 20th, 2012

A quick and dirty blog post to keep the world out there in the loop about what is done by a dozen of people in a big meeting room with a view over Brno, right next to a small meeting room with a view over Brno filled with people that work on a toolkit.

What the docs posse is doing:

What I’ve been doing:

  • As part of Google Code-In, Ivaylo Kalinov Markov proposed a better organized wiki frontpage for the GNOME Translation project.
    I finally merged this with a few tweaks. Thanks for your great work, Ivaylo!
  • Triaged some open documentation bug reports and as usual if you try to fix one thing you end up finding three other issue. Or underlying infrastructure issues.
  • Tried to manually find mismatches between documentation component assignees in GNOME Bugzilla, the GNOME documentation team, and the reality.
  • Other stuff that’s not yet ready for primetime. :)

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GNOME Documentation hackfest

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

The first two days of the GNOME Documentation hackfest in Brno (CZ) are over.
After I picked up a bunch of jetlagged folks at Prague airport to trick them to Brno, we kicked off at the Masaryk University by having brainstorm sessions trying to use the GNOME Documents and GNOME Online Accounts applications (and I realized how bad their design is and wonder if the corresponding developers just cross fingers that somebody will magically pick up the remaining work and bug reports while they might have moved on to write the next new GNOME application).
Today we moved to the Red Hat offices and everybody got assigned an area of the GNOME Desktop help to check for correctness in version 3.4.

Kat and me also updated the GNOME Evolution documentation a bit. Still many things left on my todo list, but we at least got the Bowling session done yesterday night.

Thanks to the GNOME Foundation for sponsoring our accommodation and to Red Hat for providing the venue.

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