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Grunt needs your help! #1403

cowboy opened this issue Nov 19, 2015 · 105 comments

Grunt needs your help! #1403

cowboy opened this issue Nov 19, 2015 · 105 comments


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@cowboy cowboy commented Nov 19, 2015

We're looking for some help maintaining Grunt. Are you interested?

There are a number of specific things the project needs, such as:

  • General grunt and grunt-cli maintenance
  • Grunt contrib plugin maintenance
  • Website / docs maintenance
  • Issue triage
  • New features (version 1.0? 2.0? The future!)

If you're interested, please reply in this thread. Let us know how you're interested in helping, and we'll figure out where to go from there. Thanks!

UPDATED: Please read the post at the bottom. Contributions and new helpers welcome!

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@arthurakay arthurakay commented Nov 19, 2015

I'd be willing to help in just about any way.

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@morkro morkro commented Nov 19, 2015

I am interested 👍
I would like to help out with website/ docs maintenance, and plugin maintenance. But basically everything sounds interesting.

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@dsalvagni dsalvagni commented Nov 19, 2015

👍 I'm interested!

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@tomapp tomapp commented Nov 19, 2015

I'm in! 👍

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@dustykeyboard dustykeyboard commented Nov 19, 2015

I can help with website / docs.

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@geoffdavis92 geoffdavis92 commented Nov 19, 2015

I'd be interested in website/docs maintenance.

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@rpdiss rpdiss commented Nov 19, 2015

I can help too 👍

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@kaapa-s kaapa-s commented Nov 19, 2015

I'm in, I'll do some node.js 👍

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@mariuszbeltowski mariuszbeltowski commented Nov 19, 2015

I am interested!

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@verpixelt verpixelt commented Nov 19, 2015

Count me in for the website (docs).

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@lelui12cr lelui12cr commented Nov 19, 2015

I can help with website (docs)

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@scurker scurker commented Nov 19, 2015

I've been looking for ways I can get more involved in open source projects, so I'm definitely interested! I think I'd be willing to help out wherever I could.

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@danieltott danieltott commented Nov 19, 2015

I am also interested!

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@dperrymorrow dperrymorrow commented Nov 19, 2015

would be willing to help with anything, but website / docs I may be of most use.

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@jshemas jshemas commented Nov 19, 2015

I'm very interested and would like to help!

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@splurtcake splurtcake commented Nov 19, 2015

Can definitely help with the website & docs

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@kaiquewdev kaiquewdev commented Nov 19, 2015

Count me in!

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@mitchellsimoens mitchellsimoens commented Nov 19, 2015

Interested in helping with anything

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@cyprianos cyprianos commented Nov 19, 2015

I can help with grunt and grunt plugin maintenance.

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@claudiamatosa claudiamatosa commented Nov 19, 2015

I'd be willing to help. Particularly interested in new feature development, but would be happy to help in any of the other areas!

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@callumsong callumsong commented Nov 19, 2015

Not sure if I'm capable but would love to help in anyway I can!

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@matricore matricore commented Nov 19, 2015

im here. pick me.

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@educostachaves educostachaves commented Nov 19, 2015

I wish!

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@dancasttro dancasttro commented Nov 19, 2015

I can help with website / docs too.

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@svenkeeter svenkeeter commented Nov 19, 2015

sure... will help anyway i can

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@padsbanger padsbanger commented Nov 19, 2015

I can help with site and docs. Count me in !

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@Server4001 Server4001 commented Nov 19, 2015

Willing to help with grunt, grunt-cli, contrib, site and docs!

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@mattkime mattkime commented Nov 19, 2015

i'd love to pitch in where i can.

this isn't the typical way of an open source project getting contributors but i kinda like it!

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@sashashakun sashashakun commented Nov 19, 2015

Ready to help anyway I can! May be docs or website maintenance

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@danparm danparm commented Nov 20, 2015

Still a Node and Grunt grasshopper. However I'm using Grunt more heavily at the company I work for and working it into our everyday development. Definitely interested in helping.

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@wayspurrchen wayspurrchen commented Nov 20, 2015

Also happy to pitch in a little here and there. I'm particularly fond of documentation but I can do maintenance work as well.

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@ghost ghost commented Nov 20, 2015

Yep, sign me up. Can help with Grunt maintenance

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@christopher-akins christopher-akins commented Nov 20, 2015

I'm definitely interested!

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@duereg duereg commented Nov 20, 2015


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@doron2402 doron2402 commented Nov 20, 2015


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@vladikoff vladikoff commented Nov 20, 2015

What does 👍 mean in this case? are you happy to help with everything? some of it?

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@karuto karuto commented Nov 20, 2015

Count me in 👍

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@hyeomans hyeomans commented Nov 20, 2015


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@JulienItard JulienItard commented Nov 20, 2015

I could help with french translation

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@kimwooglae kimwooglae commented Nov 20, 2015

I'm interested

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@kasiriveni kasiriveni commented Nov 21, 2015

Definetely I'm in.

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@ivanzhaowy ivanzhaowy commented Nov 21, 2015

I'm interested in impelementations of new features. I used grunt everywhere in my projects during every work, and I do have some feature requests about this great tool.

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@fscherwi fscherwi commented Nov 21, 2015

I'm interested to and will help where i can! 👍

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@ehhc ehhc commented Nov 21, 2015

I would be interested in helping as well. I would like to help in general grunt or grunt-cli maintenance but I haven't done a lot with node.js so I might not be that helpful...

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@johnnonolan johnnonolan commented Nov 22, 2015

docs/some coding we use grunt a lot so it would be good to give back.

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@Mark-Towndrow Mark-Towndrow commented Nov 22, 2015

I'm interested

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@Ykid Ykid commented Nov 22, 2015

program in nodejs for around 4 months full time. would like to help. could do some maintenance jobs.

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@battaile battaile commented Nov 22, 2015

I'd like to help, Issue triage and handling minor issues initially.

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@ntrphanikumar ntrphanikumar commented Nov 22, 2015

I would like to contribute too

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@JulioMontas JulioMontas commented Nov 22, 2015

Hey I can help with the Website (Design) / docs maintenance and any design promotion to help GruntJS to keep growing for new users.

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@hitenv hitenv commented Nov 23, 2015

Happy to help where I can

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@abhi05b abhi05b commented Nov 23, 2015

Willing to contribute... :)

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@mflores88 mflores88 commented Nov 23, 2015

I would love to contribute with docs and website :)

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@LuisRBarreras LuisRBarreras commented Nov 23, 2015

I'm interested

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@jrcryer jrcryer commented Nov 23, 2015


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@dmethvin dmethvin commented Nov 23, 2015

Wow, thank you everyone! I'm closing this thread to new comments, but if you are interested and haven't commented please read on, it's never too late to contribute.

If you haven't done so already, please read the contributing page. Most of the information there is relatively up to date and certainly enough to get things started. In particular, the #grunt-dev channel on IRC is a good place for real-time discussion and the contributing page can help you get started if you've never used IRC.

Now that Grunt is part of the jQuery Foundation we'll be switching to the jQuery Foundation CLA so please sign there if you haven't yet. Soon we'll have a bot that checks pull requests to ensure that the contributor has signed the CLA. A typical interaction with the bot looks like this if you haven't yet signed. Be sure that the email and name use use on your git commits matches the one you use to sign the CLA.

So what about working on the project? For now I would anticipate a 0.4.6 that is a very conservative set of bug fixes and minor enhancements. Stuff is already tagged for that release but it seems like a lot, so if there is any doubt or a lack of someone to do the work it might be better to push it off until later.

For the longer term it seems safer to come out with Grunt 1.0.0 and start actually using Semver because anything but trivial changes will probably break a lot of existing Grunt setups. A good example is this ticket about a message. Grunt is used widely enough that even its messages can't be changed! At least with a major Semver bump people can be a little more prepared.

So, eager volunteers, here is what I recommend as a starting point:

  • Triage the open issues. If the issue is unclear or the OP doesn't reply to questions, assume it's dead/stale. If an issue is really important, people will come back and make their case.
  • Triage the open pull requests. Some of them are years old and most likely can't be merged. Let's get that cleared up and find out what is really usable.
  • Once we've assessed where we are, take unassigned issues and start creating pull requests.

When doing this work, it's best to spend some time looking at an issue and understanding where it was left off. Instead of just bumping a PR with a comment like "Does anyone know where this stands?" you could say, "I tried merging the PR with the current master and it's really out of date, lots of merge conflicts. Should we close this?"

Once it's clear who the active volunteers are over the next couple of weeks, we'll be trying to organize a more permanent team of people who can form the ongoing Grunt team. For the folks who volunteered to do docs and web sites, I think that work will lag the actual code work by a bit. Once we have the code under control there will definitely be a need to update things. Stay tuned!

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@vladikoff vladikoff commented Jan 8, 2016

For those who want to contribute with code / review / testing, here are two pull requests:

  • "Add support for Gruntfile.babel.js" - #1368 Could you review this PR or test this with your babel project?
  • "Update findup-sync to 0.3.0 and lodash to 3.10.1" - Same thing, could you pull in that particular version and see if it breaks anything. Large projects that use Grunt would be helpful for testing.

Feel free to comment in those issues. Let me know in those issues if you have any questions.

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