I proposed and now coordinate the "Streamlined Onboarding" goal for the KDE community and I'm also a member of the Promo team.
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- Apr 20 2017, 9:24 AM (85 w, 5 d)
Sun, Nov 25
FYI, I've asked @bcooksley and he was kind enough to create the workboard immediately, so everyone can now easily view all the pending junior jobs.
Sun, Nov 18
Do it and let us know when it's out! =) It's a great way to publicize this task, share your experience and hopefully inspire new people.
Great to see the interest for this sprint increasing!
Nov 3 2018
Judging from the responses so far, it seems like a good candidate would be Berlin/Germany, the week before or after FOSDEM.
Oct 20 2018
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Sep 30 2018
Ι sent a reminder around a week ago to the people I've been in talks with here in Athens to see if they can provide the place after all but I haven't received any answer yet, other than the acknowledgement that they are indeed late to respond.
Sep 25 2018
Done, thanks for your work @acrouthamel!
Sep 23 2018
Sep 12 2018
@ngraham are you suggesting to form a group for mentors on Phabricator? If yes, I have some suggestions on that, but we should probably continue this discussion on T8713. Let me know and I'll post my comments there.
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond here @acrouthamel . Hopefully as we gather more responses we will be able distinguish some common themes among newcomers' feedback.
Sep 10 2018
There's a minor typo in the drop down "Kontact" menu on the top bar, Akregator is misspelled as Akreagtor.
This is indeed a good idea, I added it as a subtask of T8712.
Aug 7 2018
Hi @dkazakov, it's great that you are interested and I'm sure your experience would be valuable.
Unfortunately I can't help this time, but here's the announcement for Applications 18.04 that can be used as a template for the structure:
Aug 2 2018
Thanks for responding everyone!
Thanks @obogdan! I've reserved a spot for this objective on Tuesday 14th. What time are you leaving? It would be great if you were around.
Jul 25 2018
Jul 21 2018
Here's a more complete attempt:
Jul 20 2018
Good to know, I had tried also with 15min slots but iirc there are events that start or end at time-frames such as XX:50, so that was an issue if we were going for accuracy.
Jul 18 2018
I had a quick go at this on LibreOffice Writer using a table, but to fit the 5min time-slots between 0830 and 1900 on an A5 page in landscape mode, the letters need to be 2.5 in size, which means really tiny. Would that work? Here's a draft sample.
I suggest using a 24h format for the clock to correspond to international standards. For the timezones, I would just use an indication of the time in UTC next to the city, for example, Berlin: UTC+2.
I suggest sending an SMS over calling. It's less intrusive, gives people a chance to respond at their own time and will probably cost less also. =)
Jul 3 2018
Thanks @sandroandrade , I 'll reach out to the author and try to get some first hand insight on mozilla's procedures and experience.
Jun 14 2018
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May 26 2018
Excuse my ignorance, but can you please share a link to the svn sources you mention here? Thanks!
May 19 2018
I'm not a developer, so perhaps I'm missing important aspects here, but how about using a common template with the things that would interest people, so they can quickly review what's it about before going into the details?
May 18 2018
I really like the announcement @jriddell shared. What I would suggest as an improvement is making sure that the topics that are mentioned in the introduction are then further expanded in the sections that follow and that the topics that are expanded in those sections are all mentioned in the introduction.
May 15 2018
It's great to see so much valuable feedback rolling in to this thread, especially from people that are new to KDE. Many thanks for that!
May 3 2018
May 2 2018
We can choose any topic from the sub-tasks listed on the overarching Onboarding Goal task. I will be adding some more sub-tasks there in the following days (like improving documentation, gathering feedback etc). Feel free to leave a comment there if you came up with anything that needs to be tackled and is not mentioned already.
Apr 26 2018
Apr 16 2018
Thanks @rkflx for reworking the text, it does flow much better with your changes. We'll see if we can improve the style with the next major release.
Apr 10 2018
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Apr 5 2018
In regard to UNCOFIRMED/CONFIRMED status, there's a relevant discussion here:
And more about bugzilla's usefulness here:
When I am converting bullet points into paragraphs, I try to group them by common subjects. For example several bullet points might all be about full screen mode, others are about usability fixes or about SVG images.
Apr 4 2018
Hi @ngraham, thanks for your input and edits.
I can call this a beta1 now: https://notes.kde.org/p/applications_18.04.0_announcement.
Mar 31 2018
Yes thanks! I'm taking in mind the info from here also: https://community.kde.org/Applications/18.04_Release_Notes
Mar 30 2018
Where possible, it would be great if we could get some screenshots/gifs of the cool new features like we had for the 17.12.0 announcement.
Mar 26 2018
Regarding the venue, the people running it were friendly and willing to help us. What I remember is the heating issue. If we want to use this place again in the future, we should ask for another room or hold the event at a warmer time of the year.
Hello from me as well.
Feb 9 2018
This is surely needed and it was one of the things standing out as negative in our FOSDEM booth.
I've been calling for a website rework as part of the Onboarding Goal as well, so I'm glad to see this discussion. The Getting Involved page would definitely benefit from such a restructure.
Feb 8 2018
Not sure where to find it and how it can be used, but during FOSDEM2018 people from FSFE came over to the KDE booth and asked to take a photo of us holding paper hearts with the 4 freedoms (use, study, share, improve) and a sign, on which @rempt wrote "I love all my users".
It was similar to this: https://fsfe.org/campaigns/ilovefs/whylovefs/gallery.en.html
Feb 1 2018
Hi everyone, I feel bad for being quiet over the last couple of weeks. Lots of changes happening in Jan-Feb for me, and also FOSDEM and the KDE Promo sprint are coming up. I'll try to push this goal forward in a consistent way once all these have passed.