'Coot Janitors' is a project to get new people involved in improving Coot, by acting as a clearing house for simple tasks which need doing, and providing documentation for doing them.
Useful tasks which need doing
Improve the documentation. In the coot/src directory, the files c-interface.h and cc-interface.hh contain
XSLT conversion of doxygen markup to texinfo using xsltproc.
How to get started with Coot development
Making and testing changes
Build your own coot using the build-it-gtk2-simple script.
The go to the autobuild/MACHINENAME-*/coot-VERSION/ directory, you will have a copy of the Coot source code. If you make a modification to any file under this directory and type 'make', then Coot should be rebuilt. You should be able to run coot-real in the src directory.
In the coot/src directory, the files c-interface.h and cc-interface.hh contain the definitions for all the native scripting functions. The function definitions are in the various c-interface-*.c and cc-interface-*.cc files.
Commiting to the repository
For now, make a patch file using 'diff -c oldfile newfile' and send it to Paul, Bernhard or Kevin. Paul to develop a policy for external developers. Repository is on Google code here .