GSoC 2012 final evaluation passed
ngewif at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 11:04:00 EDT 2012
Thanks for the feedback, John
On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 4:30 PM, John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:
> On Aug 30, 2012, at 4:55 AM, Ngewi Fet <ngewif at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> > The final evaluation for GSoC 2012 is out and I glad to say that I passed
> > it. Thanks for all the support I received.
> > I would like to continue to maintain Gnucash for Android going forward.
> > Is there anything I need to know or do (like processes to be adhered to
> > etc)?
> > A few things come to mind:
> > 1. Up till now, I have just used the GitHub tracker for issues. Do I have
> > to migrate it somewhere else?
> > 2. Secondly, code hosting. The code is currently hosted on Github and I
> > ok with it.
> > But from following the other (Git migration) mails on the list, it
> > seems there is not much love for GitHub.
> > Personally I would prefer to continue to use it, but if I have to move
> > it somewhere else, ok.
> > 3. Contributions. Since this is no longer a GSoC project, it will be open
> > to contributions and I intend to model it
> > around this branching model:
> > http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/
> > These are the main points I can think of for now. Any additional
> > information is very much welcome.
> > In the meantime, I will just continue development as before.
> There's no good reason to move GnucashMobile's code into the Gnucash
> repository and Github is as good a public repo as any. Everything else
> depends on how much you want to integrate marketing, distribution, and
> support into Gnucash's. Github provides a wiki feature, but you can also
> use Gnucash's. I suppose you'll continue to use gnucash-users for primary
> support, which is fine. Until you become frustrated with Github issues and
> pull requests, the only reason to move to Bugzilla is that users might find
> it confusing to have two places to report bugs. That should be addressable
> with a good web page.
Yes, I think I'll just wait till I reach my frustration threshold with
Github issues :)
> Which is, I think, your next step: A web page describing GnucashMobile,
> with download, documentation, and support instructions. There should be a
> link from the Gnucash main page and other appropriate places (e.g. the
> documentation page). Once that's set up, an announcement for the news
> stream. I think you can do the rest of whatever documentation you want in
> the wiki. We should give you commit auth for the website, but that can take
> a while, so if you can make a patch then one of us can commit it for you.
GitHub enables really nice-looking project pages (http://pages.github.com/)
so I will work on one like that for Gnucash for Android and then we can
link to it from the main site.
I'll send a message when that is done.
> Beyond that, the biggest hole I see is translations. I don't know how Java
> handles i18n, but I can see that there are only English strings. You'll
> need to provide whatever template file works for Java/Android, and to
> appeal for translators to contribute.
Android provides support for internationalization. I will make the string
files available for translation. I have already gotten some offers for help
so it should work out just fine.
> John Ralls
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