Revenue and the Open Source edition

Peter W A Wood peterwawood at gmail.com
Wed May 4 07:12:05 CEST 2016


Monte

I think that you have missed out one way to contribute that would be very valuable to both the community and LiveCode. That is writing automatically runnable tests. There is an automated test suite but it is kept under lock and key by LiveCode so that community members cannot contribute by submitting meaningful tests.

I built my own simple testing framework (https://github.com/PeterWAWood/LiveCode-MiniTest <https://github.com/PeterWAWood/LiveCode-MiniTest>) and have a handful of tests (https://github.com/PeterWAWood/LiveCode-Tests <https://github.com/PeterWAWood/LiveCode-Tests/tree/master/Tests>). (If you run the tests, you will see that some of them fail.).

A set of community developed automated tests would be a great resource that could be grown over time.

Regards

Peter

> On 4 May 2016, at 12:47, Monte Goulding <monte at appisle.net> wrote:

> There are many ways we can get involved with the development of the platform. All of these have been done by contributors since going open source although I doubt this is a complete list:
> - C/C++/Objective-C/Java
>   - Contribute to the engine code by fixing bugs or adding features
>   - Contribute to the externals that come with LiveCode
>   - Contribute to or implement your own externals and release under a FOSS license
> - LiveCode Builder
>   - Contribute to widgets and libraries that come with LiveCode
>   - Contribute to or implement your own widgets and libraries and release under a FOSS license
> - LiveCode Script
>   - Contribute to the script only stack portions of the IDE (most of the code in LC8)
>   - Contribute to or implement script libraries, frameworks and custom controls and release under a FOSS license
> - Documentation
>   - Edit the dictionary entries and guides
>   - Create new guides and contribute
>   - Create learning resources and release under a FOSS license
>   - Answer questions on stackoverflow, the lists and forums, facebook etc
> - Testing
>   - Write good quality bug reports
>   - Find old reports, test in the latest version and comment with your results
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Monte
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