Commit 47fe745a authored by Jonathan Wilkes's avatar Jonathan Wilkes

update contributor guide, making clear a prototyping language cannot itself be...

update contributor guide, making clear a prototyping language cannot itself be build out of prototypes
parent 6f652fef
......@@ -209,14 +209,17 @@ Contributing is easy:
1. Join the development list:
http://disis.music.vt.edu/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/l2ork-dev
2. Tell us what you'd like to work on. Unfortunately there are _lots_ of
externals and even core features that are poorly documented. We can help
make sure you aren't duplicating functionality (or that you at least know
what's already been implemented).
3. Send us your patch and we'll try it out. If it's well-documented and
2. Tell us what you'd like to work on. There are lots of possibilities. For
example, there are _lots_ of externals and even core features that are
poorly documented.
3. _No prototypes, please_. Purr Data's biggest strength is that users can
turn an idea into working code very quickly. But a prototyping language that
is itself a prototype isn't very useful. That means Purr Data's core code
and libraries must be stable, consistent, well-documented, and easy to use.
4. Make sure you aren't duplicating existing functionality, especially core
functionality.
5. Send us a merge request and we'll test it. If it's well-documented and
there aren't any bugs we'll add it to the software.
4. If you want to do regular development and have commit access, just request
it, then follow the Pd-L2Ork goals above.
Here are some of the current tasks:
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