From: Marc Maurer (j.m.maurer_at_student.utwente.nl)
Date: Sun Mar 14 2004 - 19:38:08 EST
> OK. This is a lot of talk, but no action. One of my home boxes is
> running Linux. I am setting it up as a development environment. And I
> hope I can find enough midnite hours to make some contributions. I
> will continue to QA on Windows for the reasons above.
We certainly could use some extra developers!
> I really apologize .
Apology accepted :) No harm done...
> And this is also a plea for help. I want to
> contribute, but as yet, I have not even begun to find my way in. Like I
> said, I have the qualifications to help. So please accept my apology and
> give me any pointers you can.
For a start, you need to get the cvs version. Short (linux) tutorial:
<password is "anoncvs">
Then get the source:
cvs -z3 co abi abidistfiles wv
after that, do the following to build:
./autogen.sh && ./configure && make && make install
you can pass --enable-debug to configure to create a debug build if you
like. That should get you started!
> Are there any diagrams of the internal
> architecture? I am sure the Doxygen stuff is great after you know your
> way around, but I am guessing which classes are important and which are
> not critical.
The internal arch is not really documented (which we should quickly improve), but if you want to fix or hack a particular issue, just ask us, and we'll point to the right classes. If you join IRC as well (irc.gnome.org, channel #abiword) replies will be even faster).
If you have any further questions, please feel very free to ask.
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