how about a community script repository?
djgroos at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 01:58:29 BST 2009
Thanks Jordan for addressing this need/resource. While I can't address your
idea about using launchpad and bazaar repository and checking out code
quality as these are out of my expertise, they sound logical. I can address
your idea about referencing them on the wiki/forum and think that is a great
idea--I would have been able to find them when I first started working with
Edubuntu and wasn't aware of lots of Edubuntu resources. And, if we add
notes on all those pages about joining the edubuntu user and/or devel lists
for help in implementing these scripts that would be a double-whammy good
move. Actually, having hints about joining these lists/communities would
have been good for me. When a person (like me) repeatedly sees lots of
invites to join a community, the idea finally gets through my head :-)
Yes, I've got something to contribute (thanks to Don Sparish) and would do
so. I would look through what others have offered and use as needed.
As always, thanks to all for your generous help in educating my students!
Minneapolis Public Schools
On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 2:45 PM, Jordan Mantha <laserjock at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> So I was thinking today as I was reading the edubuntu-users thread
> about user management scripts that it's a real shame that we aren't
> doing more with what Edubuntu users around the world are doing to make
> their systems work better/faster/more efficiently/etc. Additionally,
> it's very easy for people to reinvent the wheel over, and over, and
> over just because they didn't know the tools that other people have
> already worked on.
> My idea is that maybe we can create a Launchpad project to collect and
> distribute this good work by Edubuntu users. The actual scripts can be
> put into a bazaar repository where people can contribute to them,
> collaborate together, and write some documentation (usually lacking in
> personal scripts). We can then promote the script repository on the
> wiki/website/user documentation.
> The concern would be to make sure that the scripts have some minimum
> quality and won't eat people machines, etc. A suggestion would be to
> have the "canonical" script repository be owned by the Edubuntu
> Members team so they can review contributions for obvious problems. Of
> course people would be free to upload their own branches on Launchpad,
> but we'd link to the canonical repository. We can write a simple "how
> to contribute" howto on the wiki for people who are not familiar with
> Any thoughts? Is this a good idea? Would you want to contribute?
> Would you use such a repository?
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