In addition to running patches against automated tests, test them for performance as well so regressions are caught before commit!
Integrate some kind of donation framework into Drupal.org to allow people to donate to maintainers of projects to help show their appreciation.
In addition to the community-managed documentation, the documentation team also wants to have a more curated documentation area, where we can have better control over the quality of the docs, as well as of what merits inclusion.
Provide the ability to create first-class forks / sandboxes of parent projects and perform pull requests, tightly integrated with the canonical project/repository.
It's hard for new contributors to find a suitable issue to get involved. Starting with a "Novice" issue always makes sense to understand how the process works, but what do you do after you crossed that line?
Let's add a new, optional "Difficulty" property to all d.o issues:
The initiative to Improve Community, Support and Getting-involved Landing pages will help direct people to the areas most relevant and useful to meet their goals, such as: Community: "Where is everybody? I want to meet people and participate, learn and share." Get involved (or getting involved): "How can I help? I need specific guidance on how I can be an effective contributor. " Support: "I need help! Where can I find ...more »
Add a big visible DOWNLOAD BUTTON on d org homepage
- users are always groping for it
- all similar sites have this
Despite the awesome "Follow" button that was added to the top of issues, I still see a lot of people posting "subscribe" or "+1" in the issue queues. I think there are two reasons for this: 1) If you aren't logged in, you don't see the Follow button 2) It only appears at the top of the issue, but people are going to be most tempted to "subscribe" when they have read to the bottom of the thread and determined that the ...more »
In the same way in our Drupal Installation we can see what modules are required for a specific module and what module use a specific module. Could be good idea put couple blocks in a project page to show how modules are tied, because can provide to site builder an idea how strong are modules and how get examples about how to integrate this module in a custom implementation. For instance in services module/project page, ...more »
Section : http://drupal.org/project/themes
Add/Update fields (essential) :
1. Demo (link or screenshots)*
2. Tags (for filter or search)*
+ Display section, more like a gallery.
I'm sure, this will attract new users to have a try on drupal CMS. And of course will also appeal to designers to contribute more themes to the community.
The http://drupal.org/project/project_browser module allows browsing themes and modules from within your Drupal site. In order to use the module, we require server changes to Drupal.org.
This already exists (community) but it would be cool to formalize it a bit more. Proteges get a list of issues based on the 'level' they choose. They get a mentor to help them try and solve that issue. Mentors would volunteer to help new contributors. and choose a 'level' they were willing to support. Proteges would become active contributors quicker and hopefully become mentors themselves. By using the mentoring ...more »