[maemo-developers] Hildon Extras project launched

From: Cornelius Hald hald at icandy.de
Date: Mon Oct 5 13:07:39 EEST 2009
On Mon, 2009-10-05 at 11:57 +0200, Piñeiro wrote:
> From: Cornelius Hald <hald at icandy.de>
> I have just took a quick look.

Thanks for looking :)

> > the initial project is set up now. What do we have?
> > 
> > - Autotools project that builds a library
> > - 3 Debian packages (the lib, -dev, -doc) but docs are deactivated ATM
> > - pkg-config support
> > - i18n support
> > - HeCheckButton implementation
> My first fear was about the code style, but you made a good work here,
> looking at this code is just look to any other Hildon widget, well
> done! (although now I should revise the code itself if I have some
> free time :|).

No wonder here, as I wrote earlier, it's around 95% copy&paste from
Hildon, so the style should be fine ;)

Anyways I wouldn't worry about the style too much at the moment.
Personally I would prefer to have some working code with bad style then
to have no code at all. We'll see how much interest this project gains.

> > The Debian packages build and install/deinstall fine (only quick test).
> > So I think this is a good basis to start with. There are of course still
> > some things to do:
> > 
> > - Assign correct copyright everywhere
> > - Add correct email addresses and maintainer names
> > - Add docs stuff (if we want that)
> > - Probably some more small things.
> > 
> > Now I really have to sleep - arrggg autotools I'll dream of you...
> Only a question: why did you use svn. Probably this seems a kind of
> nitpick, but svn is somewhat declared "old fashion". GNOME has
> switched to git, and hildon itself uses git since some months. Any
> reason to use svn ?

I was certain that someone will bring it up :) Well, the reason is
simple. I'm just more familiar with SVN then with git. Also I have a
nice and working SVN plugin in Eclipse which I prefer over vi for
programming. If we gain developers who want to have git I'm sure we can
switch. For now, we first need developers :)

Thanks for your comments!

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