Wanted: Maintainer for xfce4-dict and Gigolo

Enrico Tröger enrico at xfce.org
Sun May 26 18:28:02 CEST 2013

Hi Kai,

the code is on the Xfce GIT server:

I guess the first thing you need is a Xfce developer account. I don't
remember how and where to apply. Does anyone else know, Nick maybe?

Then I'd say get in touch with the code and start asking me questions,
or just fix remaining bugs and add features as you wish :).
Probably the last parts we should do off-list.


On 22/05/13 21:05, Patrick "Kai" Baker wrote:
> I got a reply saying I couldn't reply on the list, which must of meant the
> developer's list. I never done anything like this but I want to learn and
> get my name out there. I can maintain both, sure. What needs to be done and
> where do I find the source code for these projects?
> Kai
> On May 21, 2013 5:22 PM, "Enrico Tröger" <enrico at xfce.org> wrote:
>> Hey Kai,
>> great!
>> Both apps?
>> I'd suggest to do the rest off-list to not annoy the rest :).
>> Regards,
>> Enrico
>> On 20/05/13 22:40, Patrick "Kai" Baker wrote:
>>> I think I can do it. I'm currently not maintaining any code and I would
>>> love to pick up more network programming.
>>> Kai
>>> On May 20, 2013 1:04 PM, "Enrico Tröger" <enrico at xfce.org> wrote:
>>>> Hey,
>>>> I'd be happy if anyone would like to take over maintainership for my
>>>> little projects xfce4-dict and Gigolo.
>>>> The code of both projects is not as clean as I would like it to be,
>>>> especially when handing it over to somebody else but at least mostly it
>>>> works :).
>>>> I just don't manage to maintain those projects with the passion and time
>>>> they deserve (it took me more than three years for a single release :(
>> ).
>>>> A bit more detailed:
>>>> xfce4-dict may could get a rewrite of the networking code to connect to
>>>> a dictd server by using the networking API in newer GLib versions.
>>>> Currently it is using the plain old C socket API.
>>>> Also, Liviu never gets tired to motivate me to integrate the
>>>> wordreference.com API :).
>>>> Gigolo is more or less feature complete, at least from my point of view.
>>>> There is an open request
>>>> (https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10079) to change the
>>>> application icon, I didn't make up my mind about this yet, a new
>>>> maintainer could choose this as her first action :).
>>>> There are still unreleased changes and improvements in GIT master which
>>>> are waiting to be shown to the wild!
>>>> Any volunteers?

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