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General => Development => Topic started by: valiii1313 on April 22, 2019, 06:34:13 pm

Title: Knowledge on contributing ?
Post by: valiii1313 on April 22, 2019, 06:34:13 pm
Hello guys

What exactly should I learn in my spare time in order to contribute for this distro in the future ?

I know some JavaScript so I do have the principles of programming

Thank you !
Title: Re: Knowledge on contributing ?
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 23, 2019, 08:22:59 am
I'm not a programmer, but most of our peppermint specific utilities are written in python if that helps, and we could always do with some help maintaining them i working order as other components change.

We could also do with someone who knows how to add translations to our python utilities such as the peppermint-control-center .. I'm not talking of the translations themselves, more how to hook .po (translation files) into the python code itself.
Title: Re: Knowledge on contributing ?
Post by: Master on June 09, 2019, 04:24:22 pm
How about we ditch python and go full on c++ :D
Title: Re: Knowledge on contributing ?
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 09, 2019, 04:53:45 pm
Hi Master, and welcome to the forum :)

Are you offering to reprogram our stuff in C ?
Title: Re: Knowledge on contributing ?
Post by: JosephM on August 19, 2019, 12:34:31 am
How about we ditch python and go full on c++ :D

Haha :) Mostly because there would be no benefit for something like the settings. It would only make it more difficult for people to contribute to.
Title: Re: Knowledge on contributing ?
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 19, 2019, 03:22:10 pm
Why has everyone apparently got it in for Python lately :-\

Seems ideal to me for non performance critical stuff.
Title: Re: Knowledge on contributing ?
Post by: Slim.Fatz on August 19, 2019, 04:40:45 pm
I think it might be related to overkill ...  ::)

Regards,

-- Slim
Title: Re: Knowledge on contributing ?
Post by: VinDSL on August 19, 2019, 06:52:50 pm
Lua would be fun :))







Title: Re: Knowledge on contributing ?
Post by: JosephM on August 19, 2019, 07:04:33 pm
Why has everyone apparently got it in for Python lately :-\

Seems ideal to me for non performance critical stuff.

I think sometimes people read too much stuff online :) Python is fantastic for a lot of things. And the huge selection of libraries/modules available for use make it easy to do so many things with it. And maintain and iterate them quickly.
Title: Re: Knowledge on contributing ?
Post by: VinDSL on August 19, 2019, 08:40:02 pm
I think sometimes people read too much stuff online :) .

Or, not enough.  ;D

I wasn't being whimsical or sarcastic when I remarked that Lua would be fun.

I like Python just fine, but Lua IS more fun... than Python.

Extar Credit Reading: http://lua-users.org/wiki/LuaVersusPython
Title: Re: Knowledge on contributing ?
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 20, 2019, 10:12:04 am
Look I'm only just able to make sense of python when looking at it, don't gimme sommat else to have to figure out .. even if it does sound like some kind of cool Hawaiian knees up  :P
Title: Re: Knowledge on contributing ?
Post by: VinDSL on August 20, 2019, 08:28:11 pm
Bwahahahahahahaha :))

okay...