dev FAQ?

John Dee antitux at
Tue Apr 13 17:04:53 CEST 2004

If ya'll want a release engineer, tinderboxen, arborist (tree work), 
etc. I'd be glad to give my services. I worked at netscape on the 
clients, both 4.x and 6.x, and would love a new challenge.

Up to you guys though.

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Apr 2004, Tuukka Mäkinen wrote:
>>Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>>>ok, we really need a dev/4.2 FAQ.  if i have to answer "will xfce have 
>>>support for desktop icons?" one more time, i may be forced to commit 
>>>homicide.  and i mean that in the nicest way possible.
>>toc. I think that is such a drastic action that it should be discussed 
>>with other developers before you commit homicide to cvs.
> hehehe, but perhaps you haven't noticed - i b0rk CVS on an almost daily 
> basis.  though resurrection is possible...
>>Seriously, I think a developer FAQ would be a great idea. The problem is 
>>just to find someone dum.. brave enough to take an ordeal of writing it. 
>>Of cource with time FAQ would write itself but I would still suggest 
>>thinking of a structure for it instead of having 100 disorganized 
>>question-answer pairs.
> good point.  though i'm sure later i'll regret taking this on, i'd be 
> willing to coordinate this with the other devs and accept questions and 
> try to organise them as coherently as possible.
> my initial idea would be to organise it by component.  well, but instead 
> use "friendly" names, like "Desktop", "File Manager", "Window Manager", 
> etc., since it may not be immediately obvious to some users what "xfwm4" 
> or "xfdesktop" is.  i think this is simple enough to work...
> 	-brian
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