Friday, April 8, 2011

GObject-Introspection hackfest

Following the success of the two last PyGObject hackfests, the idea of having one focused on GObject-introspection has been floating for a while.

After enough people agreed it could be a good idea, I have created a page in the wiki to start filling in the details. We should have a good provisional list of goals and participants before we get to things such as the place and date, which will be better decided once we have the participant list.

So if you are planning to do some work on GObject-introspection that would benefit from happening in the hackfest, please add it to the goals list in the wiki.

If you won't be able to work on it yourself but you think something should really happen in the near future, please add it to the comments in this blog post.

I know we can count on consultancies such as my employer Collabora to sponsor the hackfest, but I would like to encourage downstreams to send their hackers and show they care, are able and deserve more good will.


Anonymous said...


As I mentioned before I think we definitly need a generated API documentation for languages using introspection. In a perfect world that would include the overrides used by Python/JS, too.

Thanks for considering...

Tomeu Vizoso said...

@Anonymous: That's already in the wiki page :) It's really a pity we didn't got it at time for GNOME 3

Murray said...

The glib/introspection bug list really needs some tending. It doesn't give me much confidence right now.

And I agree about the documentation. It's even worse now than it was with pygtk.