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bio website openhub.net/accounts/JonnyJD
location Berlin, Germany
age 29
visits member for 1 year, 9 months
seen Jul 18 at 15:39

I study informatics and am a big friend of FOSS and free information.

big user of:

  1. Arch Linux
  2. Musicbrainz
  3. Git
  4. Python
  5. Bash

Jan
11
awarded  Critic
Mar
5
awarded  Informed
Jan
12
comment GitHub OS project how to have a good version and a work in progress version
You should use tickets and milestones for known issues and features. Only use branches for releases when you want to backport things to these releases.
Jan
12
awarded  Editor
Jan
12
revised GitHub OS project how to have a good version and a work in progress version
a note on forks -> don't use `master`
Jan
12
comment GitHub OS project how to have a good version and a work in progress version
On github you can download a zip for every tag, but you should still keep your master somewhat stable. (also see my answer)
Jan
12
comment GitHub OS project how to have a good version and a work in progress version
I would recommend using an extra dev branch only when that one is tested independently and merged to master often. So only do that when your master would really become unstable otherwise.
Jan
12
answered GitHub OS project how to have a good version and a work in progress version
Dec
23
answered How to recruit programmers for an open source project and kick-start it?
Dec
23
answered How important is it to learn makefiles?
Dec
23
comment How important is it to learn makefiles?
Sounds more like you don't like generating build files by hand. Which in itself is no big deal. Makefiles are a variant that should be possible to read and write manually. (modularized, only simplyfied the dependency tracking compared to bash/bat) The automated part is automake. The only thing that is actually much different is specifying dependencies in a GUI and saving all of this in one project file. Or what build system is that much less terrible?
Dec
23
awarded  Supporter
Dec
23
comment How important is it to learn makefiles?
Care to explain why makefiles are a terrible system? Compared to what?
Dec
18
comment Can a designer start an open source project?
I also think many projects lack an overall design, because people just start to "hack away". Still, a design by itself is not a "dev magnet".
Dec
18
awarded  Teacher
Dec
18
answered Can a designer start an open source project?
Dec
18
awarded  Autobiographer