Grant Ideas

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Similar to the GSoC Ideas page, this is a list of things we could potentially ask for grant money to accomplish, or even just volunteers who want something specific to dive into:

Documentation Related

Doxygen Cleanup

We recently moved all usage-style docs to the wiki, including the one-page-per-block docs, and it's been going great, but one problem is that the Doxygen still contains the block usage docs that we used as a starting point for the wiki, and I (Marc) think we should strip all of that out of the Doxygen and only leave stuff that is developer-centric, like useful for anyone looking at (or modifying) the code. Now one question that would need to be answered is how deep we go with the list of params for each block, like do we just list the params with no description in Doxygen and refer to the wiki page for the block? We want to avoid information living in two places.

More Tutorials!

Barry has been rocking it with the tutorials but we can always use more, or have more advanced ones cleaned up

Filling out Block Docs

There are still plenty of blocks without proper documentation, whether that's the description of each param, or examples, although one problem is we dont all have expert knowledge about every block, so there might need to be some reaching out to experts to try to data mine info that can be put into the docs. People tend to be more willing to write an email explaining how some block or param works, if it means they dont have to actually write the docs themselves.

Coming up with a system for exporting and versioning wiki

Now that tons of our docs live on the wiki, it opens up the question of how we can tie docs to versions of GR, and what people who dont have internet access do. These two problems can probably be solved together, because if there was a nice export of the wiki (e.g. block docs, tutorials, usage manual) then we can do an export each time a release is created, and host it somewhere. But it brings up the issue of all the changes we back-port into the older releases... So we need to decide how big an issue that is. There might also be a wiki plugin/extension that can help us do better versioning. Brainstorming is needed, and whatever approach we decide needs to be agreed on by the majority.

Training Materials Related (Not including tutorials in our docs)