Looking to develop: introduction and tip request

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Jun 7 12:32:50 EDT 2004

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"Erich Enke" <twilit77 at fastmail.fm> writes:

> Thank you to everyone who has replied to me.  I had just a couple
> specific comments regarding this email 
> On Fri, 04 Jun 2004 17:21:51 -0400, "Derek Atkins" <warlord at MIT.EDU>
> said:
>> "Erich Enke" <twilit77 at fastmail.fm> writes:
>> > * Do you keep a local CVS repository to tag with stable builds?
>> HUH?  What do you mean?  Do I rsync CVS?  No.  I just keep sandboxes.
> No, I meant cvs importing into a local repository those sources acquired
> through cvs import (such that one can do one's own tagging (of, say,
> successful builds) and quicker reverting, etc).  This would be similar in
> concept to the recommended way of tracking current NetBSD source: sup the
> original and cvs import into a local cvs tree.

While you are welcome to do this if you wish, there is no
recommendation or support in so doing.  The gnucash code isn't big
enough that this is really an issue.  Me, I just have about a half
dozen checked-out sandboxes for different projects.

>> > 5. Is there a wiki available?  If not, is there a perceived need for one?
>> Uhh, did you even peruse the gnucash website?  Read the FAQ.
>> Then look at the URL of the FAQ.  Then engage those synapses.  :)
> Ah.  I had written the email after perusing the gnucash site, and nothing
> stuck out in my mind as being "Here's the wiki".  Many OSS homepages have
> a Wiki main subdivision (as in, the main menu of the site contains a
> "Wiki" link).  I even looked again, and still couldn't find "the wiki"
> until I did what you suggested.  Though I do often look at the URLs of
> pages I view, I must have missed this one.  Perhaps a link that would be
> more obvious might be in order?

I'm not sure it really matters that much.  We don't necessarily
encourage wiki use -- we'd rather people read the actual docs and
submit changes to the actual docs, rather than blathering on in some
wiki that nobody edits or verifies.

So, to re-answer your second question, I do not believe the developers
perceive a real need for a wiki, although some in the user community

> Thanks,
> -- epte


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