Yet Another Brief Update


Posting rules: It shouldn't need saying, but... play nice. Please keep your discussions civil. You can disagree, just don't be disagreeable. And, of course, all of the usual stuff like no spamming. Tex adds: I'll be rigorously enforcing this as we go along. We're probably going to be a small community in a little lifeboat, so we can't have members at each others' throats. This is for the sake of the project as a whole. So when you post, pretend you're speaking in person with your very wealthy auntie who has always treated you wonderfully and currently lists you prominently in her will. I won't be tossing anyone out of the forums because we are all in this together (except spammers: immediate membership cancelation), but I'll delete suspect posts right away.


This is just a quick "shout out" to the membership on the continued progress of the development "team" (those quotation marks are for you, Anton ;-}...) and others. We will want to give appropriate credit to all those contributors in a future post, but that's premature just now. Thanks to some great efforts (and great effort, as in difficult at times...) we now have I think 3 working builds, one for Windows and 2 for Linux---if I understand some of the messages....

coming out of the dev team correctly. We are not yet ready to release these, so please continue to be patient with us as Doug's previous post requested. We also have received assistance translating the press release into French, and I think there's a German one coming. We would welcome translations into some other languages, so please contact me about that directly or here. We also now have a PDF of the "Help" section of the program, how we can use that as a springboard for different forms of a real, future manual, and have started discussions about how that could be augmented in the future with additional content, obviously including mining the "Tips and Techniques" forum.

Finally, a discussion has begun about certain organizational issues that now confront us. Please therefore watch this space and your email for a call for additional assistance many of you may be able to render that does not require the technical expertise we have been very lucky to receive so far from the dev team. For this project to truly succeed we will need as much participation from the membership as we can get in various areas, and many not very technical at all. I know from the responses I've received from many of you and your posts in the forums that we will get an enthusiastic response---quite a few of you are just itching to be of service as soon as there is something you can do. I think many of you feel as I do that contibuting even in small ways, as I have done, helps create a true partnership in this enterprise. Already what has happened has been fantastic, and as we move forward I look forward to the growth of that true partnership.

sattvakarma
Count me in for assistance

Count me in for assistance with the new project!

In my opinion, it will be easy for the members involved if there is an item list of where all contributions are required.

Best wishes!
Sattva

tex
Hi, Sattva

Consider yourself counted! Yes, we will have a list, but 2 projects that have started are translating the press release (small project, I'm in charge) and 2. Reworking the help files into better, more usable help files and/or manual (possibly enriched with tutorials/media)

This latter is a much longer term project. Peter Wolbink of the Netherlands has already begun this process, and has agreed to be its coordinator. This work is pretty new, and he probably is not yet ready to organize it into manageable chunks. Stay tuned, though, because it will be a pretty big project, I think, with lots of areas to contribute.

mantra
count on me too

Hi
count on me too
i can test under several windows machines
i'm ready for the italian translate too

ps does you daughter like Rome,Bologna? i'm available for everthing too

greetings

tex
Thank you, mantra!

I'll submit your name for the testing, which we should be ready to do soon. I will send you the press release for the translation, and when Peter is more ready you can help on the help files/manual project. I'll email you about my daughter separately....she's home now but had a great time in Rome.

mantra
well

well
i'm really happy Tex about rome :)
i was a bit worried

Kris_W
Help Manual - Word & PDF format

I have been slow in picking up on developments but have noted what has been put out about work on a manual. A while back I formed a manual in Word docx format (1.4 MB size) from the built-in help file in my version of Lightzone for Mac 3.9.2. I also turned it into a pdf file (1.5 MB size). If these files might help in creating the new manual I would be pleased to pass them over.

I also speak Polish, learnt as a child, somewhat limited and do not have knowledge of technical or computer terminology, but may be able to give some help.

The developments now taking place are very heartening and I thank all who are involved.

slocant
Translation to Portuguese and Linux testing

Great news!

Congratulations on all the good work.

I can translate to Portuguese and do any testing on Linux machines (Ubuntu).

Cheers,

matt.schwarz
dev Team

Hi all,

after a long period of inactivity I came back just to find out that lightzone got opensourced - yay!
Since I have some stuff on my harddrive that I'd like to commit now - I fixed the luminocity selection bug in the linux version a few years ago in the decompiled java code - I'd like know how to get changes into the repository. Is there a wiki page describing how to setup the dev environment or describing how to commit changes?
I'm really new to git, used cvs and svn in the past but that whole concept seems to be completely different.

Regards

matt.schwarz
dev Team

Hi all,

after a long period of inactivity I came back just to find out that lightzone got opensourced - yay!
Since I have some stuff on my harddrive that I'd like to commit now - I fixed the luminocity selection bug in the linux version a few years ago in the decompiled java code - I'd like know how to get changes into the repository. Is there a wiki page describing how to setup the dev environment or describing how to commit changes?
I'm really new to git, used cvs and svn in the past but that whole concept seems to be completely different.

Regards

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