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Hi Gianluca, Cor, all,
On 29/05/2011 10:22, Gianluca Turconi wrote:
In data 29 maggio 2011 alle ore 00:16:24, Cor Nouws <>
ha scritto:

But reading Gianlucas sentence again ('wannabe developers that have no
clue about where and how to ask for suggestions') I must say that I do
not understand either what my reply could help with that, since I
guess people with developing skills know IRC, bugtracker, ... so I do
not understand the problem at all. Sorry for the confusion.

Is there currently enough developing manpower to further improve the
project at a industrial pace? Have *all* *potential* external developers
(btw, how many are they and how many of them really contribute to the
project?) sufficiently knowledge about what help the *current*
developers need?

If the answer is yes to both questions, the developing part of LibO is
just perfect and we can delete any other mean of promotion for open dev

I think there is a mentality difference between us: you spoke about
people that have *already* started working on the code while I speak
about people that haven't started, yet. The former ones are looking for
help to satisfy *their* own developing needs, the latter ones are
looking for help to satisfy the needs of the project.

However, maybe, I'm completely missing the point in your message,
because I suppose that *there are* developing needs of the project,
based on a engineering-driven model for developing LibO.

Am I wrong?

There are developing needs, for sure, but it's difficult to give information to new comers without the direct input from the developers. I think this is where Cor and your differences reside. But I find your idea for an additional layer good. May be we can ask to the students participating to the GSOC how they found there way and what they miss? Even if it's a more structured experience than just a new comer, it can help to underline the communication flows needed (or not).

Kind regards
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