HelpHub Update: 4 February 2016

Instead of the weekly meeting recaps I thought it would be more beneficial if I posted a weekly update covering the general status of HelpHub that explains where we’re at and if there are any areas where we could use some additional assistance.

Current status

We finished off 2015 with finalising the wireframes for the project and we’re using those as a base for our front-end development.

We are managing the development of the project through GitHub – project developers are added as collaborators so they can branch and send pull requests with updates. All pull requests are discussed and approved before merge, with all merges being handled by the developer who sent the pull request. Other development guidelines are listed in the repo’s readme file.

You can check out the repo code and issues as at any time to get a more up-to-date view of the current project status.

Where you can get involved

While we have a solid team of individuals working on the development of HelpHub, we’re always happy to welcome others who are keen to contribute. If you would like to get involved then please join us for our weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 14:00 UTC in #docs (note that we might be moving that meeting 30 minutes earlier, but I will confirm that in the meeting agenda post on Monday).

You are also welcome to fork the HelpHub repo and send in your pull requests. If your work is what we’re looking for then you will be added as a collaborator so you can push directly to the repo itself.

If you have ideas for how we should be building HelpHub, but you don’t want to (or aren’t able to) do the development yourself then we will always welcome your valuable insight in the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. issues as well as in our weekly meetings.

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