28 Feb 2010 lloydwood   » (Journeyer)

Gnome again, Gnome again, jiggety jig

I've previously discussed my success in filing Gnome bugs. I filed a report on a trivial coding error with GIMP plugins - pretty basic beginner shell- script quoting-variable problems - to be told that I'd need to fix it myself.

So I looked at developing for GIMP. The GIMP developer documentation currently says GIMP development is done using CVS. Apparently that's no longer true, and it's now done using git, after skidding through subversion somewhere along the way. And their documentation hasn't been updated. I couldn't find out why the code management toolset was changed, but I imagine fashion has an awful lot to do with it.

So. "We won't fix your bug, and we won't update our documentation to tell you how to become a GIMP developer so you can fix it yourself." Awesome.

Well, so much for me contributing to GNOME. All hail the magic sharing pixie dust power of open source!

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