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yngwin
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:58 am    Post subject: The Gentoo Qt Project wants your help! Reply with quote

The Gentoo Qt Project wants your help!

The Gentoo Qt Project is a small team responsible for maintaining the Qt
libraries and associated applications within our beloved distro. Over time
the number of packages we maintain has grown. Not only is there quite some
work to be done to get the shiny new Qt5 version ready for the portage tree,
we now also have our own light-weight Qt-based desktop environment in
Razor-qt, as well as a growing number of Qt-based applications.

Recently a few of our team members have left to do other things, so we are
looking for new people to help us out! Whatever your skill level, there is
probably something you can do to help! We specifically are looking for
people to help us to do the following:

1. Get Qt5 ready for inclusion in the tree. This includes writing and
improving ebuilds and eclasses, testing to build those, filing bug reports
on failure, finding fixes for those bugs, reporting problems upstream. We
do development in the "qt" overlay, using git.

2. Application maintenance. At the moment we simply don't have the manpower
to actively maintain all Qt-based applications that we have an interest in.
A number of those could use a more dedicated maintainer. This can be either
a Gentoo developer or a proxy-maintainer. You would be responsible for
spotting version bumps, updating ebuilds, handling bug reports and contacting
upstream developers where necessary. An overview of the packages we
(co-)maintain is here: http://euscan.iksaif.net/herds/qt/
For a specific list of packages we could use help with, see below.

3. Bug handling. See http://tiny.cc/qtbugs for our open bugs. We can use
help to test and confirm bugs and proposed patches; to see if bugs are filed
upstream and if there are patches available; to keep an eye on bug-fix
releases.

4. Documentation. We would like to see more user guides, and updates to our
FAQ, on the Gentoo Wiki.

What we can give you is a friendly developer team, with members spread all
over the world; assistance with ebuild writing skills; commit access to a
lively git-based overlay, even if you are not a developer; mentoring in case
you do want to become a developer; a dedicated #gentoo-qt IRC channel; and
the satisfaction that you help improving Gentoo, the distro we all love.

You can contact us on qt@gentoo.org, or the #gentoo-qt IRC channel.



New primary maintainer needed:

app-admin/keepassx
app-cdr/acetoneiso
app-editors/focuswriter
app-editors/tea
app-editors/znotes
dev-python/pyside and related packages
dev-util/beediff
dev-util/eggy
dev-util/monkeystudio
media-sound/mp3diags
media-video/avidemux (bundled libs)
media-video/qx11grab
net-im/psi (urgently needs to be updated to new release version)
net-libs/qmf (needs gcc-4.7 fix)
x11-misc/qtfm


We could also use a hand with:

app-text/goldendict
dev-games/tiled
dev-util/xxdiff
media-gfx/nomacs
media-sound/coquillo
net-news/quiterss
net-news/rssguard
www-client/qupzilla
x11-misc/basqet

app-editors/qwriter
app-editors/qxmledit
app-emulation/qtemu
app-mobilephone/past
app-mobilephone/qtadb
app-office/qchartdiary
app-text/cb2bib
dev-db/dbmodel
dev-db/sqliteman
dev-libs/qjson
dev-libs/qoauth
dev-tex/qtexengine
dev-tex/texamator
dev-util/qfsm
dev-util/universalindentgui
dev-vcs/hgview
dev-vcs/qct
dev-vcs/qsvn
media-gfx/pencil
media-gfx/pictureflow
media-gfx/qosmic
media-gfx/qvv
net-analyzer/nmapsi
net-ftp/oneclickftp
net-ftp/qshare
net-ftp/scythia
net-im/qwit
net-misc/dnetstats
net-misc/netfleet
sci-calculators/qalculator
sci-visualization/kst
x11-misc/okindd
x11-misc/qps
x11-misc/qsynergy
x11-misc/tinymount
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Fran
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hm, being a recent gtk->qt convert I'd like to help, but I simply lack the knowledge/patience: cmake is alien to me. I've tried making an ebuild for qt-webkit 2.3 (see this bug) but, even though I've made a big bunch of custom ebuilds for autotools/setuptools programs outside portage, this one is crap.

Anyway, I'll try to help with bugs. Maybe with more once (if) I end up taking the time to understand cmake.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
cmake is alien to me..
Anyway, I'll try to help with bugs. Maybe with more once (if) I end up taking the time to understand cmake.

I know how you feel: I found this post useful as a way in to understanding the whole thing. I'm not personally interested in doing a Kate plugin in C++ (I'm more interested in the syntax highlighting side), but someone in #kate was. It does give a nice simple example to contextualise the whole thing tho, and it's pretty easy to play with Kate source especially on Gentoo since you don't have to worry about any build tools or dependencies if you already have kdelibs. (It also means you can safely play with kate-4.10/git code while on 4.9 which is nice.)

Just watching the build first time around, gave me a feel for the doc linked, and the CMake stuff it links to as well. This is the canonical KDE cmake site though.
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