Guidelines for tasks?

merv merv at
Fri Jul 18 13:57:15 PDT 2003

Kip Macy wrote:
I was wondering if you had thought about creating a more fine-grained
set of tasks for working towards your design goals so that individuals
can contribute smaller pieces. Or does it make more sense right now to 
restrict work to those who really understand what you have in mind?


I agree with Kip in this sense: a "task-tree", some library of existing 
open tasks that indicates how they are linked with other tasks (that are 
also in some state of pending/open/complete stage), would enable people 
to contribute in smaller chunks by taking on tasks, completing them and 
then dipping in again in some other area.  The ability to see how all 
the tasks relate to one another at any time may encourage those of us 
who really want to be a part of this exciting project to get involved 
but who are time-limited in terms of how much they can take on at one 
time or another.  Perhaps some visual/diagramatic representation (on the 
dragonfly site, perhaps) of such a tree (consisting of data drawn from a 
development database populated by individuals as they work on separate 
tasks) would work?  Just a thought :)  Anyone think of lightweight 
examples of such a thing rather than having to build one from scratch?

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