First let me express how excellent it is to have @mark and @smattr on board. Your contributions are excellent and what a pace you’re having! I haven’t been able to keep up and reviewing even stuff that I might be able to understand, but you seem to be doing great with the help of each other. When I’m head over heels into something that is taking much longer time than I expected when I started, I find it hard to focus on anything else. This was the case with the D3 Graphviz Theme Component and with rtest that has taken most of my time the last few months.
I’m thinking on what major thing to do next. There’s always a conflict between what would be most fun and what would be most useful (even though it gratifying to be useful).
Most fun would be to look into some of the interactive stuff that’s been discussed in Graphviz web site, new edition. @mark’s ideas are excellent and would love if we could do something together. I also have some ideas on how to use animations to show how e.g. attributes work.
Later on I would also like to create more tests, but right now my mental budget for testing is overdrawn and I have to await the next budget period . It sounds like @smattr is also interested in testing.
Right now I however feel that we must do something about the Windows side: binaries distribution, installation and build instructions and the CI pipeline. If no one else is going to take a stab at it, I think I will start with that. I’m sure it’s going to be a bumpy road .
Let me know if there’s something else that you think I would be suited to do that you feel is pertinent.
In general, I think it would be fun to cooperate more on stuff going forward. The result is usually much better if you discuss details up-front, rather that just reviewing when the work is done. Please let me know your thoughts and what your plans are.