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Re: [ide-dev] Link from inside Eclipse IDE to how to contribute
- From: Andrey Loskutov <loskutov@xxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 22:54:47 +0200
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See my answers inline.
On 29.09.2017 at 13:55 Mickael Istria wrote:
Targeting a product quality is a good goal, but it's also vital that
end-users understand that the IDE depends on their contributions. We
mustn't hide that, on the contrary, we must highlight it in the IDE.
So I think we need a visible place inside the IDE to turn some users
into contributors (report bug, contribute patches, donate money).
I've thought about a few possibilities:
* Replace the Welcome page by the "How to contribute page".
No, but as already said, a prominent item in the welcome page would be
* An occasional -or on every startup- popup with a reminder and a link
to the page
Not on every startup please. May be one time after first startup, like:
"Did you know you can also contribute to Eclipse? ..."
* Occasionally -or on every startup- just showing up the webpage
Sounds like a bad spam.
* A link in the About dialog
* A menu item in the Help menu
I imagine those would make sense close to the USS plugin, and would make
sense in EPP packages.
What do you think about trying something on that topic for Photon?
We should make sure the page looks good and is also really useful to
allow potential contributors start immediately with hacking.
One item extra: let assume the error log view would have a popup "Fix
this error", which would do following:
*If* this error is from one of the platform / org.eclipse plugin with
"Eclipse-SourceReferences" entry in the manifest:
Try to import the platform plugin code from where the error is coming
via git (like PDE wizard it does), automatically configure Gerrit, open
the "how to contribute" page in the browser editor and open the file
where the exception happened in the source editor?
The only few steps would be: create Eclipse account, sign ECA, change
the code, commit and push.