[Adium-devl] Summer of Code '09
Juan Manuel Palacios
jmpp at macports.org
Fri Feb 13 15:44:06 UTC 2009
On Feb 13, 2009, at 2:00 AM, mm w wrote:
>> is definitely *NOT* (*STRONG* emphasis) something that can be done
>> in a single summer, not by >very far!
> :) it depends by who
Even by the most gifted genius, learning to ship a software product
all the way from scratch (read, not even knowing how to code to begin
with) is not something that can be done in a single summer.
>> No learning Cocoa on the fly, and no Cocoa-Touch-only programmers.
> if you have a cocoa-touch programmer who wants to come on the Desktop
> I think it's a big deal
> for him he will discover that the frustration you get on the iPhone
> will disappear, more objects more crazy API, yep it should be really
> stupid to close the door to someone who is motivated but I think
> that's the main problem around on Adium project, people don't get a
> really nice driven welcome
Not pretending to speak officially for the Adium project in any way,
I think you're mixing two completely different things. One thing is
opening the doors to motivated contributors, however novice they might
be, which I wouldn't know to what extent Adium has done, but I'd say
"they have", if I had my pic; another thing, and a rather
irresponsible one if I may add, is accepting a novice for a paid-for
contract, with all the bells and whistles, evaluations, delivery
datelines, etc. I am most certain anyone would be able to tell you the
outcome of that, however gifted and/or motivated the student might be.
And this is precisely what we're trying to say in this thread.
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