gnome-apt assistance needed!
I will be very busy on other things I can't get out of for the next few
months, and I hate to see gnome-apt languishing in the meantime. I've
taken the time to write up a list of relatively small and discrete tasks
that need to be done; some of these are non-GUI C++, others are Gtk/Gnome,
others are suitable for non-programmers.
If you're interested, check out the complete info on
http://www.debian.org/~hp/gnome-apt.html, where I have more details on
getting the program and on each task. Most of these can be done in an
evening or two; lots of small and fun projects.
If you're interested and get some time, just send me a patch! I'm also
happy to explain further what anything involves and discuss
implementation. Such discussion should probably go to
Here's a summary, again see the web page for more info.
Gtk/Gnome Coding Tasks:
+ Search dialog
+ Enhance Details/Info Display ("gdeb")
+ Bug Report Wizard
+ Rewrite column-order prefs GUI
+ Session management
+ Enhance sources.list editor
+ Search backend (store a search spec, compare it to each package)
+ Extend libapt-pkg to write /etc/apt/sources.list
+ Set up i18n in libapt-pkg
+ Determine which packages are "new" after an update
+ Import/Export Package List
+ Draw a gnome-apt application icon
+ Draw an icon for "Replaces" dependency
+ Draw missing menu icons
+ Translate gnome-apt into your language
+ Splash Screen
+ Update credits in the About box
+ Write documentation (online help files)