Re: state of quicksilver development?
Stefan Magdalinski <stefan@...
2009-08-04 06:27:48 GMT
The information in this thread is sufficiently useful that someone
should summarise it and stick it on
If that page were a wiki, I'd do it.
On 26 Jul , at 20:01:12, Jon Stovell (a.k.a. Sesquipedalian) wrote:
> Ankur did help out with some development for a while, but I don't
> think he's been around much lately. If you can code, by all means send
> an email to Etienne (tiennou7). I'm sure he'd be glad of the
> contributions, and he really would be the one to talk to if you want
> an orientation to the code.
> As for the rest of us around here, Howard Melman (hmelman) is the
> author of the unofficial user guide, and Howard and I moderate this
> group together. Aside from Etienne and the occasional code
> contributor, we are all just users helping users.
> Alcor hasn't released the code for all the plugins, but has indicated
> that he is willing to release the code for individual plugins when
> requested. So if you want to work on improving a plugin, you can email
> him about it.
> Also, note that there are actually two Google Code pages related to
> Quicksilver. http://code.google.com/p/blacktree-quicksilver/ is really
> just a bug tracker. http://code.google.com/p/blacktree-alchemy/ is
> where the real stuff happens.
> On Jul 25, 9:10 pm, Joshua Bronson <jabron...@...> wrote:
>> Thanks for the info. I'm not familiar with the alcor and etienne
>> you speak
>> of, but I take it alcor was a core developer who left the project
>> to work
>> onhttp://code.google.com/p/qsb-mac/, and that ettiene is the real
>> name ofhttp://code.google.com/u/tiennou7/(whose activity
>> apparent enough)? If you
>> feel like providing a bit more of the Who's Who In Quicksilver
>> yourself!), would be interested to know. :)
>> I just stumbled acrosshttp://lipidity.com/apple/cleaning-up-quicksilver/
>> and it seems like this Ankur is another player in this, or at least
>> The most recent post,http://lipidity.com/apple/the-state-of-quicksilver/
>> is dated
>> 11/28/08. Judging by the comments on his blog though, there seems
>> sufficient community interest in contributing code and/or money
>> to keep the project going. Would be happy to contribute some or
>> both myself!
>> Could anyone provide a bit more insight into Quicksilver's roadmap,
>> so that
>> e.g. someone interested in getting started contributing could have
>> a sense
>> of what needs to get done first to move the project forward? Or if
>> it's a
>> case of Just pick something onhttp://code.google.com/p/blacktree-quicksilver/issues/listand
>> have at it,
>> fair enough.
>> One thing I volunteer to do straight away if there is interest on
>> the part
>> of the project owners is to add some "Interested in contributing?
>> how..." mojo to the project's wiki. Once I figure that out. :)
>> On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 2:14 PM, nontoppo <ian...@...> wrote:
>>> Trunk is largely dead IIUC - alcor went off to work on QSB, and
>>> etienne is maintaining B5X over trunk - though I noticed etienne
>>> recently commiting lots to crucible, which is the new core library
>>> that was going to go into QS trunk.
>>> B5X has substantial fixes for Leopard (triggers etc.), folded in
>>> of changes made to reduce memory use and "bloat". But etienne only
>>> partial access to plugin code so can only do so much; alcor still
>>> hasn't released some of the plugin code. Some fixed plugins are
>>> available here:
>>> etienne is the only real person working on code at the moment,
>>> including fixing things up for snow leopard etc.
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