example of great getting started guide (possible guide to improve it for ghc)

Jan Stolarek jan.stolarek at p.lodz.pl
Tue Nov 19 12:45:07 UTC 2013

> relatedly: how are the 'low haning fruit" tickets on that page generated? I
> can't see how
Arbitrarily :-) Any developer can add a "low hanging fruit" ticket if he judges that: a) ticket is 
relatively easy for a beginner to tackle and; b) is willing to aid a beginner in working on that 
ticket (though this is not strictly necessary if one judges that support from ghc-devs will be 
sufficient). For example I added #8308 because I can guide a beginner through implementation of 
that ticket (at least I believe so).

> I think it’d be great to reduce the barrier to entry for newcomers, and would welcome anything 
you (or anyone else) can do to help.  Thanks!
Yes, reducing barrier for beginners would be a great thing to do (I remember how frustrating were 
my beginnings with GHC) but that would be an investment - meaning that we would have to put a lot 
of effort into it hoping that in the future we will have more developers. The best thing I could 
imagine would be videos presenting implementation of GHC. Something like that was already 
recorded during Hackathons but that vidoes have horrible quality and are almost impossible to 
watch. If we could re-record that with better quality (and more up-to-date) it would be great.


> On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 4:26 AM, Daniil Frumin <difrumin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I like that codefirefox.com site!
> >
> > GHC wiki has something similar to Mozilla's introduction page:
> > https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Newcomers
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 12:04 PM, Carter Schonwald <
> >
> > carter.schonwald at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hey All,
> >> I just came across the mozilla firefox "how to get involved in the dev"
> >> docs
> >> http://codefirefox.com/ and
> >> https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6753583and
> >> https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/introduction
> >>
> >> One thing I've been very active on lately is trying to figure out how to
> >> talk more people into trying to help out with ghc.  And  the firefox
> >> stuff there seems to lay out a great collection of examples of ways to
> >> make it a bit easier / managable to get involved!
> >>
> >> figured it'd be worth sharing
> >> -Carter
> >>
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> > --
> > Sincerely yours,
> > -- Daniil

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