Designers, mockups, and developers
Monday, November 22, 2010 13:37 - GNOME
In a hallway conversation in Fórum GNOME, there was a question about the mockups presented by Vinicius Depizzol, and if maintainers were receptive. The answer was that the design team got trusted by many, and acceptance of proposed changes was not a problem.
But we sure have a problem of ressources, designers have been working hard, producing many ideas, rendered in many mockups, and quite often they are not (yet) implemented. This was an extraordinary moment when Florent Thévenet posted to the gnome multimedia list, about the work he started, implementing the mockups Hylke Bons did for a voice recorder.
Perhaps we could work making it happen more often, some mockups are profound changes, hard to do as a newcomer, but others are easier, little changes, attention to details, and they would fit perfectly to revive some GNOME Love activity, and as tasks for Google Code-In.
Maybe it's just a matter of more advertising of the design work, pushing developers, "hey! look at them! you want to code this!", but maybe it could also be more organized, for example we could organize regular "remote hackfests", on weekends to get more volunteers get in, where we would have experienced hackers and maintainers ready to review patches, guiding newcomers into their first contributions.
What do you think?
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