[Geany-Devel] Presentation - Rubén

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Thu Dec 27 21:41:56 UTC 2018

On Fri, 28 Dec 2018 at 04:55, Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de> wrote:
> Hi Rubén,
> >
> > My name is Rubén. I'm a master's degree student at UDC and I've been using Geany and loving it for years. Finally I've subscribed to developer mailing list with the goals of:
> >
> >
> >   *   Dive into the Geany project.
> >   *   Contribute by solving some bugs (listed) or adding features requested in the wishlist. Python code autocompletion sounds good to me - but maybe that goes a bit off my hands
> >   *   Get short info about the overall code architecture of the project. I've already been digging into the core source, but I'd love to hear something from real authors (plugins are also interesting to me).
> >   *   In general, get myself an idea of how the code of the project is organised, whether there are some interesting patterns... And become an active member of the community!
> great to hear you want to join the development and help on improving
> Geany! Thanks.
> You probably already found https://www.geany.org/Support/Bugs. I guess
> the issue list on Github is the best source to find a start into
> development. Just try to pick a bug report or feature which sounds
> interesting to you and just have a go.

But do note that not every feature requested on github is sensible,
and not every bug report is a bug, check the labels, those with "bug"
or "enhancement" have at least been looked at by someone in Geany and
identified as possibly useful.

> In case of any questions, don't hesitate to ask here on the list and/or
> in the IRC channel on Freenode.

Do make a note on github that you are working on a particular issue,
and for enhancements what you are going to do, so nobody else will
waste time trying to do it as well, and might even cooperate on it.

> JFTR, the wishlist on https://www.geany.org/Support/PluginWishlist is
> not up to date any more, nobody maintains it. There might be features
> already implemented, some features probably never to be implemented and
> of course also ideas which you might want to follow.
> Regarding the code architecture, I'd say you can find DOs and DONTs next
> to each other :). The code evolved over years from a not so good start
> (in terms of software architecture and design) to what we have today.
> Overall I think the code is in pretty good shape but can be further
> optimised of course :).
> Have fun and welcome to Geany,
> Enrico

Finally, do please be patient after posting a pull request, the
developers are doing this in their own time so there may be delays in
reviewing and committing.


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