Lubos Lunak asked recently on kde-core-devel what to do with a little wishlist item filed against KWin.
It's a nice entry, well described, and
he even has some ideas about how to implement it --- but he also believes
that he could spend his time better by teaching someone to implement
it rather than do it himself. Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime.
This is where KDE's Bugzilla comes in.
As a convention -- no more than that --
developers can mark wishlist items with "JJ:" (JJ stands for Junior Jobs) in the summary to indicate that
these jobs are suitable for people looking for some initial programming
challenge to get acquainted with KDE programming. A simple
search in Bugzilla can show aspiring users what kind of jobs are
available for people just starting out.
With that said, I'd like to invite - or remind - developers to mark wishlist
items that are suitable beginning jobs with the JJ: "seal of approval" so
that everyone -- budding young programmers, busy developers, folks with
wishes -- profits. (Users that enter new wishlist items with the JJ: mark of
course intend to implement the feature themselves, and are just "staking a
claim" in Bugzilla).