[Sugar-devel] looking to contribute

WSU CS401 wsu.cs401 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 23 19:39:18 EDT 2010


Thanks for the help - it provided all the clarification we needed :)! Our
group will be meeting up in the upcoming week to figure out the best plan of
attack. We look forward to contributing to this Activity.

WSU CS401 Group

On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 9:59 AM, Gary C Martin
<garycmartin at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Hi Jon et al,
> Hope you don't mind me cc:ing the sugar-devel mail-list, it helps give
> other folks a head's up on likely activity. Folks may want to join the
> mail-list as it's useful for posting questions, getting help – though
> traffic can be a little noisy at times.
> On 20 Oct 2010, at 19:24, WSU CS401 wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 2:04 PM, Gary C Martin <
> garycmartin at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Lindsey,
> >
> > On 19 Oct 2010, at 19:51, WSU CS401 wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > >    We are four college students looking to contribute to sugar
> activities.  Your activities caught our eye and we were wondering, as you
> are a maintainer, if you have any projects/fixes (small at first) that we
> could help with as we are new to sugar.
> >
> >> Did you have an activity in mind? Physics, Clock, Labyrinth, Calculate,
> Moon are the ones I try specifically to help maintain in my free time,
> though Moon is the only one I originally wrote, the others are all adopted.
> >>
> >> There are quite a few activities out there that could do with some
> minimal maintenance/release effort, perhaps a few feature additions if
> something grabs your interest and your time allows.
> >>
> >> One quick example: I've been hoping to pick up Bridge at some point:
> >>
> >>        http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Bridge
> >>
> >> It's based on the same code as Physics and I've plenty of patches there
> that I'm sure could be easily made to Bridge with minimal effort. It's a fun
> little game that needs a bit of tidy-up (was originally written as part of a
> game jam over a few days). As far as features, it could do with some game
> level progression (only one level at the moment), perhaps a budget system
> where you only have so many coins to spend on building materials.
> >>
> >> Someone did at least upload the Bridge-2 bundle to
> activities.sugarlabs.org:
> >>
> >>        http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4231
> >>
> >> But they made no changes and didn't make a git repository for the source
> code, would be a fine candidate to help out on.
> >>
> >> Shout if it doesn't grab your interest, sure there are other I can find
> that are in need of help.
> >>
> >
> > That sounds excellent, just the kind of thing we were looking for. How
> should we go about starting this project? We have done a lot of research,
> but we are still unsure of how sugar's development cycle actually works.
> Thanks a lot for your reply! :)
> Good question ;) OK, so I've created some Sugar Labs resources for Bridge
> to get things going. First a quick wiki page template, nothing too exciting
> but feel free to tinker and add to it as needed:
>        http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Activities/Bridge
> The git source repository is here
>        http://git.sugarlabs.org/projects/bridge
> Each member of the team that's going to work on code should create a user
> account on git.sugarlabs.org. On the machine/home directory you each
> intend to work from you'll need to create a SSH key pair, and add the public
> key to your git.sugarlabs.org accounts, this allows you to git push your
> changes back to the main repository. Once you have accounts, I can either
> add commit privileges for you to the Bridge mainline, or initially the best
> workflow is usually to create your own clone or clones to experiment with
> first:
>        http://git.sugarlabs.org/projects/bridge/repos/mainline (login to
> see the Clone repository link to the right)
> I've filed a request for a Trac component, we use this to collect
> bug/enhancement/task tickets, if you also create accounts at
> bugs.sugarlabs.org tickets can easily be assigned so we know who working
> on what issue (useful if there are a number of folks all wanting to work in
> parallel):
>        http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2470
> The usual workflow when there is more than one of you working is something
> like:
>  - file some Trac tickets for various bugs/enhancements/tasks making sure
> the component is set to Bridge.
>  - assign tickets you want to work on to yourself so others can see who is
> doing what
>  - make yourself a local clone of a repository ready to work on
>  - make the _minimal_ code changes necessary for your assigned ticket
>  - once your happy and tested locally, push your clean changes back to the
> public repository
>  - request a merge of your public repository into mainline
>  - wait for review feedback or notification that your change was accepted
> and merged
>  - repeat
> BTW I'm no master git user, I try to stick to a simple git workflow so as
> not to get into a source code tangle :)
> Have a skim through the Activity Team wiki pages, it has various FAQs and
> links to using git and other useful topics that may help get things up and
> running:
>        http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Activity_Team
> If something confusing/missing let me know as wikis are notorious for
> gathering moss and going off at tangents.
> Regards,
> --Gary
> > Jon B.
> > WSU Senior | Computer Science
> >
> >> Kind Regards,
> >> --Gary
> >>
> >> > Thanks,
> >> >
> >> > Lindsey L.
> >> >
> >> > WSU Senior| Computer Science
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