Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Mar 2008 23:32 UTC, submitted by irbis
Gnome GNOME 2.22 isn't officially released yet, but here's a first look already. "Every six months, the GNOME team prepares a new and revolutionary release of the ever popular GNOME desktop environment. Today, we are proud to introduce you to the latest and greatest features of an 100% FREE and open source desktop. Whether you are on a Solaris machine or the latest Ubuntu distribution, GNOME is there and with every new release it makes your life... Simply Beautiful! Let's have a look at the new features of GNOME 2.22."
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RE: Fancy...
by ephracis on Wed 12th Mar 2008 16:08 UTC in reply to "Fancy..."
ephracis
Member since:
2007-09-23

If it's so easy to fix why don't you help them?

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RE[2]: Fancy...
by J.R. on Wed 12th Mar 2008 16:46 in reply to "RE: Fancy..."
J.R. Member since:
2007-07-25

If it's so easy to fix why don't you help them?


With what? There are plenty of patches proposed already, so no need to do that. The only thing I could help with is make the decision, but since I am not affiliated with Gnome (yet!) I assume they wouldn't let me :p

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RE[3]: Fancy...
by ephracis on Wed 12th Mar 2008 16:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Fancy..."
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Help them with writing code for bugfixes (there may be many patches sent but maybe some are just aweful and you have a better way to fix that specific bug, or you can just send a patch for another bug, since there will never be a patch for every bug known).

Otherwise there is perhaps translation, documentation, artwork, etc. There are a lot of stuff you can do to help. If not for Gnome than some other project. So far I haven't seen a single open-source project that has too *many* contributors. Though I see a lot of people with good ideas and whom are very keen to point out what the developers do wrong.

To me personally that just seems like a big waste of energy and maybe talent as well. A shame.

Edited 2008-03-12 16:55 UTC

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RE[2]: Fancy...
by Armeck on Thu 13th Mar 2008 02:13 in reply to "RE: Fancy..."
Armeck Member since:
2005-12-17

For the same reason that I can drive my car well but can't change the timing belt?

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