We love the AntennaPod community, how do others stay connected?
Here is what I do
- Discourse app to connect to forum.antennapod.org
- Read the issues and pull requests on GitHub using OctoDroid and respond when I can add value
- When I can, I submit pull requests to fix small bugs and fearures in the AntennaPod source code
What others do?
The by far most active place for participation is currently GitHub. The mailing list was pretty much dead (only support requests, no active community). In the near future, I would love to see the forum being more active and leave GitHub primarily for development. Let’s see how that works.
For some decisions (do we want to have a forum, etc), I talked to the other maintainer (mfietz), who is not really active anymore. @keunes and I exchanged some emails about the process for the icon redesign. Maybe we should do something like this publicly in the future.
After we have the new icon, we might get a new website for announcements. I have already talked to a designer but the details should probably not be announced before the work is actually started.
Thanks for joining here and the good question
To introduce myself: I just checked and I’m active in the community since 2015 ^^
I think I started with Dutch translations, and I still do that. Along the road I started to get involved with issues (like you do, I read issues & share my thoughts) and try & help in the Google Group (though as a platform I find that horrible, so I’m very happy that we now have Discourse!). And now I’m also helping out by organising the logo process.
Unfortunately I can’t code, so I can’t currently help out here. But in the back of my mind I still want to do a course at some point
Had to search for my first reported issue and it seems I am following AntennaPod since 2013.
I wanted an option so you can choose which language to use and ended up I think to be the main french translator.
I try to help testing by reporting issue.
Finally I am also voicing my opinion on suggested features / improvement hoping that when exchanging thoughts it ends up in a well thought feature / improvement. (At least I hope it does)
All in all I listen a lot to AntennaPod (coming back from work, while shopping, …) and I love it.
Oh nice, I really like the idea of introducing ourselves! Maybe we could even create an official thread for that purpose. You can add a user description on Discourse, so adding it there is probably nice, too.
Looks like you both started working on AntennaPod a lot earlier than me. I did my first pull request in 2016 (statistics screen). I began contributing regularly in 2017. After meeting the old maintainer (mfietz) in person at the 34C3 congress, I somehow became the maintainer.
By the way, the C3 congress is really nice if you have time between christmas and new year. There’s usually an F-Droid meeting with many developers of open-source Android apps like K-9 Mail, Conversations, Öffi, Nextcloud, MicroG (and AntennaPod). Not sure if it will be the same this year, though (pandemic).
I never went there, but always try to go to & volunteer for FOSDEM. It’s in my now-hometown & interesting also for non-coders. So if anyone ever goes there (or would like to), do let me know!
3 posts were split to a new topic: Triaging issues reported on GitHub
I moved a few posts to their own topic, as they mostly addressed a specific other topic, but I make sure their introduction is visible here