[Rawstudio-dev] How can I help?

Andrew Young joven at alum.wpi.edu
Mon May 3 05:09:42 CEST 2010


Klaus,

Just saw your reply. Great! I am excited to help. I'll take a closer look
through the list you sent this week and will probably pester you with
questions as I learn more.

Andy

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> Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 13:36:49 +0200
> From: Klaus Post <klauspost at gmail.com>
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> Hi  Andy!
>
>
> Thanks for the kind words. Anders and I have been away on a holiday
> trip, so we have not had the possibility to write to you sooner.
>
> Currently we are preparing a beta of 2.0, so the main focus is testing
> and bug fixes. We are pretty much where we would like to be in terms
> of features and performance, but are mainly looking at finetuning
> minor stuff and making sure everything works.
>
> Right now the major things that could be interesting are:
>
> Automatic testing.
>
> * Unit test of file decoding
> * Improve current file test of decode support, metadata read, wb read,
> lens information, existing profile, possibly with output to a
> readable/parsable format (xml?)
> * Filters input/output.
> * Filter fuzz testing (changing input/parameters and check for results).
> * More tests.
>
> That would be a major upgrade of our QA test, and I think you would be
> more qualified for this than any of us to be honest.
>
> ----
> States
>
> For the GUI part, we are mainly "missing" one feature that will not
> make it into v2.0, a change to "state" based editing, that makes it
> possible to change the mode you are in, by simply clicking an icon, so
> you don't always have left-click-to-set-wb mode.  The right click menu
> is too well hidden away, and a lot of features are only available
> there. This will also be familiar for most from other Raw editing
> software.
>
>
> http://bugzilla.rawstudio.org/show_bug.cgi?id=287
>
> ----
> Output plugins
>
> Fairly straightforward, and will help users a lot.
> We have added most obvious potential export options to the bugtracker,
> such as Picasa, digiKam, Web album, PDF, ODF - you name it :)
> Copy image to clipboard is also a feature that would be very helpful,
> to paste images into OpenOffice or other apps.
>
> The existing output plugins should be a good starting point.
>
>
> So there are still lots of things that could be worked on. I would
> suggest that you can start by sending your things as patches to Anders
> Brander, and when things work out, you could get direct commit access.
>
>
> Regards, Klaus Post
>
> http://www.klauspost.com
>
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 21:38, Andrew Young <joven at alum.wpi.edu> wrote:
> > Rawstudio Development Team,
> >
> > I just read the two most recent blog entries on rawstudio.org. I love
> the
> > technical detail about the software development. I've been using
> Rawstudio
> > occasionally for a couple years and am very excited about 2.0. Sounds
> like
> > there are a lot of great improvements going into it. I am also a senior
> > software engineer and have been looking for an open source project to
> join.
> > I love the technical challenge of something like Rawstudio and I love
> taking
> > pictures too! Seems like a great combination. My skill sets include:
> > architecture and object-oriented design, algorithms, parallel
> programming,
> > GUI, test-driven development. I don't have a ton of time to commit but
> I'm
> > interested in helping when I can. I am already running the bleeding edge
> > version out of svn and have created a bugzilla account. Any tips of where
> I
> > can start? Bug reporting and fixes? I've never contributed to an open
> source
> > project before so I am not familiar with the standard processes.
> >
> > Andy
> >
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