API question

Joe Klemmer klemmerj at webtrek.com
Tue Oct 22 15:20:40 CEST 2002

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On Tue, 22 Oct 2002, Biju Chacko wrote:

> I'd say just dive in. Before I fiddled around with xfdeskmenu and xfce4,
> I spent a year working purely as a suit and did no coding whatsoever. It
> was also the first C code I had looked at in about 6 years.

	I seem to have a mental block with C/C++ that I have only just 
come to accept.  ("Hi, my name is Joe and I'm a non-C coding'aholic")  
> Once I started, I understood the basics of gtk in about 1/2 a day. So
> just give it a shot and see what happens. I'd also suggest that you
> start with something meaty, doing a 'hello world' doesn't really teach
> you much. Why not fix all the bugs in xfdeskmenu? ;-)

	I may try this anyway, just to see if I can break that mental
block.  It's just the idea that a language needs seperate files for
"headers" and code...  Yes, I'm a little cranky today.  :-(
> That said, there is a heck of a lot more to be done than just C
> programming. A provisional list:
> 	* Scripts: Shell scripts like 'startxfce4', 'xfterm4', etc.
> 	* Testing
> 	* Documentation
> 	* Packaging (especially distro-specific tweaks)
> 	* Support
> So take your pick.

	I might try something like this if I can organize my time.

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