Ah, well, do you have coding experience in other languages?
Context: We have quite a number of issues we'd like to tackle. Among them of course our flagship project arara where there is a wide range of open tasks like bringing the documentation from TeX to markdown (to have the manual available at https://islandoftex.gitlab.io/arara/) which is more like a TeX and pandoc job. But arara has also very demanding technical aspects like the implementation of our Kotlin DSL (to allow rules like https://gitlab.com/islandoftex/arara/-/blob/dsl-development/rules/arara-rule-latexengines.kts). So there are a lot of options to joining the island on any level of coding expertise.
If you are up to a little challenge we would appreciate help on islandoftex/images/texdoc-online#2. texdoc-online is the software behind https://texdoc.org and it would be awesome to integrate some kind of rating of the suggestions. This would be its own little projects within texdoc-online as you could play around with the frontend and backend.
A smaller beginner-friendly task could be islandoftex/texplate#9, improving TeXplate, our – unfortunately not too well known – templating tool. This could be something where you could work on a rather small codebase but maybe gain some experience in the Kotlin/Java world.
So if you would say any of the open issues (https://gitlab.com/groups/islandoftex/-/issues) or the aforementioned tasks would be of interest to you, then we can add you as collaborator on the respective project 🙂
And of course, if you tackle any of those tasks we would help you, review code, discuss details etc. Anything that helps onboarding 🙂
If you have any other ideas/directions, feel free to simply share them. As Paulo Cereda wrote, we are here on the island to have fun 🙂
@benfrank:matrix.org, I’ve got a fairly good understanding of Markdown, TeX and LaTeX. Language wise I’ve worked mainly in the usual languages (VB, Xamarin, Xcode, Swift etc)
The documentation sounds like something right up my alley. If anything else that is documentation oriented comes up then feel free to let me know. :)
I would be quite interested in working on Texdoc online as well.
I’ll also keep an eye on the various projects to see if there’s anything I can help with. :)
Hope this helps :)
~/bininstead of an alias. That directory comes before TL's bin