[Development] A face for the Qt Project

Sze Howe Koh szehowe.koh at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 16:52:04 CET 2021

On Fri, 19 Mar 2021 at 02:43, Cristián Maureira-Fredes
<Cristian.Maureira-Fredes at qt.io> wrote:
> Dear community,
> The Qt Project is a huge effort from many people, and for the same
> reason, it's quite interesting to (1) Learn how to contribute and be
> part of it, and (2) Analyze the interactions of the many
> Qt modules.
> For people new to the project, contributing to Qt might be challenging,
> but I'm certain we all agree that being clear, and provide all the
> information in one place is crucial to at least enable them to do
> the first step.
> On the other hand, if you have been around for a while,
> you know that Thiago's blog has a good set of statistics [1]
> that helps a lot to get an overview of the current state of the project.
> With these two ideas in mind, it makes sense to use qt-project.org
> as the face of the Qt Project, highlighting the two previous points
> I described.
> I would like to ask the community, if we are in favor of using
> the proposal from [2] as qt-project.org.
> The goal will be to have this repository under our open governance,
> so anyone will be able to suggest changes, as we do in Qt.
> The idea will be not to duplicate content from https://qt.io,
> but focus on aspects related to contributing to the project.
> # About the implementation
> The page you can see on [2] was generated with Dash,
> a Python module based on Plotly [3], and the data comes from the
> meta qt5.git repository, including also the qt-creator and pyside-setup
> ones.
> The text you see on the left-side cards, comes from local Markdown
> files, so also it would be straightforward to edit them.
> I will upload the code if the community agrees to go forward,
> so then we could be able to create a public repository to keep
> this code.
> Cheers
> [1] https://www.macieira.org/blog/qt-stats/
> [2] https://qt-project-org.herokuapp.com
> [3] https://dash.plotly.com/
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Great idea! Thank you for this initiative.The interactive stats
provide fascinating insights, and having all the relevant resources on
one page would help lower the barrier to contribution.

Please also make this _prominent_. Currently, the "Community" page [1]
is easy to miss on the main Qt website. The only places where I can
see links are:

* The footer section of qt.io
* The very bottom section of the Developers page [2]


[1] https://www.qt.io/contribute-to-qt/
[2] https://www.qt.io/developers/

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