From: Miguel Angel Blanch Lardin <miguelangelblanchlardin@ho...> - 2003-03-19 08:43:13
>And yeah, i think this project needs a bit more organization done to
>it. It's hard, it's like organizing a government. And while people
>are doing programming there needs to be some discussion on requitting,
>Also, many people say that they want to help out, introduce themselves
>and than go silent. Looks like rule number #1 is to emphasize the
>importance of IRC, which is the #1 source of "documentation" and help
>for the newcomers. I personaly find it to be relatively inefficient,
>but SkyFlash pointed out that if someone is seriously eager to help he
>will come to the IRC channel.
>Fist of all we need docs that describe the overall state and structure
>of the code, there're docs about structure which people in #Arianne
>will give u, but having them online and improving them would probably
>give a major boost! And also, the docs are RTF files, which i wasn't
>able to open neither with wordpad nor with openoffice, so a better
>format would be advisable.
>Most would probably argue that is just talking and wouldn't get the
>project anywhere, but i seriously think that some talking has to be
>done. There're too few people to carry out this project on their own
>shoulders, and again my respect to the people who actually believe in
>the project and keep it going.
>PS: Miguel share more wisdom with us :)
Hehehe, Miguel is out! :)
My way was to write documentation, to explain the overall idea of Arianne
with docs, diagrams, UML,... I talked on IRC, I replied every little email I
recieve... and personally I think it didn't work as it should be.
Skyflash come to Arianne asking just like the troll did... How to compile
Arianne, I were talking with him around 3 hours about it... there have been
more person how have been also very productive like Skyflash is.
What is the common thing between them all? They come, they asked, they liked
it, they read as much as possible about docs, source and so.
Personally, I think most of the info is outthere and if not, source is the
doc. I would like to see design docs and specification docs too, but they
eat a lot of time on being done and maintained.
IRC should be the channel of exchange information between equals and report
of problems ( SF bug tracker... ), not the place to disturb persons bout how
I compile Arianne even without bothering to RTFM!
As I say... I am out of Arianne, just watching.
I am playing Tibia and I am getting interest on a ORPG again... so when I
get bored of Tibia I may rejoin.