GNOME Developer Center
Designs for developer.gnome.org
- Single portal for all developer documentation: tutorials and guides, HIG, API reference.
- Engaging home page which brings content to the front.
- Search should be prominent, tightly integrated, global.
- View documentation by programming language and version (where appropriate).
Should work as a companion to, and have integration with, DevHelp.
- Documentation should always be up to date (or almost up to date).
- Easy for people to contribute documentation.
Nice to Have
- Advertise new content (probably on the homepage).
- Ability to subscribe (to learn about new content).
- Download as PDF.
- Embedded videos? (Like GUADEC presentations.)
- Limited resources for website development and documentation.
Documentation that we have right now that is good enough:
Getting Started With GTK+ - introductory programming guide that. Lives in GTK+. Currently reachable at https://developer.gnome.org/gtk3/stable/gtk-getting-started.html (doesn't seem to be listed on dgo/guides). Currently available in C only.
- The HIG.
Needs a small amount of work:
- Platform Demos (gnome-devel-docs). Short tutorials with sample code for demo apps. Covers JS, Python, C++, Vala, C. Some parts look rather out of date.
- GNOME Application Development Overview - introduction to the various libraries. Currently lives in gnome-devel-docs. Some improvements are pending merge. Could be elaborated some more.
- Integrating existing software into GNOME (gnome-devel-docs) - How to integrate an app - .desktop files, mime types, etc. Some good material. Needs brushing up.
Port your application from GNOME 2 to GNOME 3. Bare bones list of steps in porting from GNOME 2 to GNOME 3. https://wiki.gnome.org/DevGnomeOrg/Gnome3PortingGuide/. Needs brushing up and elaborating to read better. Not so much a guide as a checklist.
Everything in https://wiki.gnome.org/HowDoI/
Needs a lot more work:
- GNOME Accessibility Developers Guide. Pages seem rather sparse and look a bit odd in general. Needs a fair bit of work.
- Optimization Guide. Extremely thin on material. Looks really out of date.
- Swilmet made a start on good introduction to GLIB, GObJECT and GTK some time ago
Notes from the 2013 Developer Experience Hackfest