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From: Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com>
To: Daniel Fleischer <danflscr@gmail.com>
Cc: Org Mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Org Mode "Contribute", "Maintenance" pages don't give repository.
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 15:50:05 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87czmcavle.fsf@red-bean.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <m2y250oyn4.fsf@gmail.com> (Daniel Fleischer's message of "Sat, 04 Dec 2021 23:20:31 +0200")

On 04 Dec 2021, Daniel Fleischer wrote:
>> The "Contribute" page at 
>> https://orgmode.org/worg/org-contribute.html does not mention
>> git://git.sv.gnu.org/emacs/org-mode.git .  Actually, now that I 
>> look around, the "Maintenance" page at
>> https://orgmode.org/worg/org-maintenance.html doesn't mention 
>> the repository address either.  It does mention the word
>> "repository" a few times, but never actually links to it.
>I've added a link to the org-maintenance page but there was a 
>link in
>the org-contribute, in the "Your first commit as an Org 
>section. The git.sv.gnu.org is a shorthand for 
>Thanks for reporting this,

Thanks, Daniel!

You're right about repository link on the Contribute page.  It 
might still be good to mention it earlier, like in the "Ways that 
involve programming" section or even just in the first paragraph 
of the page.

The reason I suggest this is that often when someone is hot on the 
trail of debugging something, they haven't yet decided whether 
they want to become a contributor or not.  They just know they 
want to ook at the latest sources so they can first figure out 
more about whatever ${technical_thing} they encountered.  So 
making the latest sources very easy to find is a way of making it 
more likely that someone becomes a contributor, by removing a 
commonly-encountered barrier.

Best regards,

  reply	other threads:[~2021-12-04 21:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-12-04 20:59 Karl Fogel
2021-12-04 21:20 ` Daniel Fleischer
2021-12-04 21:50   ` Karl Fogel [this message]
2021-12-05  9:40     ` Daniel Fleischer
2021-12-06 19:17       ` Karl Fogel

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