Message from discussion The GWT incubator? It's live
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Subject: Re: The GWT incubator? It's live
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 19:05:57 -0700
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Okay,I will get this job done ;)
On 13 sep, 13:00, "Bruce Johnson" <br...@google.com> wrote:
> Hi Andres,
> Other languages are most welcome.
> We're in the process of improving the GWT doc, and making sure we have a
> plan to provide doc in multiple language is definitely a part of it. The
> exact logistics could change as we go, such as how to name wiki pages, but
> hopefully it won't be too bumpy. For now, how about you start by proposin=
> topic on this list and seeing if others would be interested in it? If so,
> then the next step would be a contributor license agreement (CLA), and I'=
> add you as a project member.
> -- Bruce
> On 9/13/07, Andr=E9s Testi <andres.a.te...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Great news!
> > Are wiki articles restricted to english language, or are anothers
> > languages allowed? I can contribute with spanish articles and/or
> > translations ;)
> > On 12 sep, 22:22, "Bruce Johnson" <br...@google.com> wrote:
> > > Hi everybody!
> > > I'm happy to introduce the new GWT incubator project:
> > > The project home page contains an overview and specifics are in the
> > README
> > > file in the root of the repository.
> > > The first thing to say about the incubator is this: we don't have a
> > > particularly well thought out plan for managing it yet. It may requir=
> > bit
> > > of patience as we infer some best practices for making best use of it.
> > > The second thing to say about the incubator is this: we can't let it
> > become
> > > a dumping ground. We want to use this project to help contributors fo=
> > > their efforts, and not as an invitation to create silos of
> > > similar-but-different versions of the same widget. Let's figure out h=
> > > people can team up to make a single widget implementation great inste=
> > of
> > > working in parallel to build approximately the same thing multiple
> > times,
> > > none of which ever get quite finished. I had a great computer science
> > > professor who used say, "Nothin' is easy when yer doin' it for real."
> > That's
> > > very true of widgets and libraries. It will take a lot of focus and
> > effort
> > > to make sure that every widget is fast, small, accessible, styleable,
> > > i18n-ized, and so on. (That same professor also used to say, when ask=
> > > about his grayscale NeXT workstation, that "Color's for end users."
> > Another
> > > favorite: "I love English. You can verb anything." Funny guy.)
> > > Another great use for this project is to make it easier for people to
> > > contribute documentation. Wiki articles are most welcome, and we would
> > like
> > > to improve the quality of the GWT documentation significantly over the
> > next
> > > few quarters. That will definitely take a lot of people writing a lot=
> > > words, but what a great return on investment: people are already writ=
> > > lots of words replying on discussion threads on the developer forum,
> > > answering the same questions repeatedly that really ought to have had
> > clear
> > > answers in the doc in the first place.
> > > Congratulations to Bob Vawter, who has the distinction of being the
> > first
> > > person to contribute something. Check out his clever
> > ImmutableResourceBundle
> > > and StyleInjector classes. If I recall correctly, he's using those in=
> > > iPhone demo application he's working on, and so they're geared toward
> > > seriously minimizing HTTP round-trips. (Nothing makes you appreciate
> > > client-side caching like waiting on bits dribbling down over a cell
> > > network.)
> > > If you're eager to contribute something, please make sure that you
> > > 1) gain clear consensus within the community that your idea doesn't s=
> > > 2) find a way to persuade the project admins you're serious about
> > building
> > > something that could potentially graduate into GWT proper, and
> > > 3) have a signed & submitted CLA -- see Making GWT Better for details
> > > Happy incubating!
> > > -- Bruce