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Should I contribute code to Joomla or do my laundry and taxes? …

Should I contribute code to Joomla or do my laundry and taxes?

Presentation given by Beat during JAB12

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  • 1. <?PHP ?>Should I contribute code to Joomlaor do my laundryand taxes ?
  • 2. Contribution Workflow, today• Discuss on Google groups, find a consensus• Go to GitHub• Fork• Edit, Save• Make Pull Request• Make publicity: Google group, Twitter• Reply to questions on GitHub, integrate feedbacks• Discuss on GitHub, Discuss on Google groups, Discuss on Forums?, a LOT…• Wait forever, get rejected without reasons… Sometimes, with luck, get accepted.
  • 3. The issue: Hot off a skype chat: ▫ Whats the status on CB Author plugin for J2.5? ▫ If you’re viewing an article in category pages that screws up ▫ Have you proposed a patch fix to joomla for that ? ▫ No ▫ You should  ▫ The last 3 times I proposed something I was ignored, ill spend the time when they begin to care ▫ You Really should.. ▫ Its frustrating because my time is limited, i have a lot to do.. daily.. from support, bug fixes, dev work, debugging, investigations, the list continues.. and when i take that valueable time to contribute to Joomla and they ignore me they might as well be spitting in my face ▫  ▫ ive posted on their tracker and on github, then im told to post on google grps... why have a bug tracker and github if youre going to ignore it
  • 4. Let’s fix this today!
  • 5. What’s the perceived problem? • The Wall • Visibility? • Uneven levels? • Way to help on both sides?
  • 6. Casualties?• How many have hit the wall ?• …And are not coming back for more?• How many saw it and didn’t even try?
  • 7. Fixing the problem• Make holes into that wall• Bring people to the other sides• Show unity in goals• Agile?• Your ideas ?
  • 8. LET’s DISCUSS IT!• GOAL: ▫ Find solutions! ▫ Bring peers in ▫ Set next steps and goals• YES: ▫ Be Constructive, Creative, propose Solutions• NO: ▫ No Bashing ▫ No Pointing fingers