First, I want to state how excited I am by the number of community-generated commits already merged into master!
I would love to see a public issue tracker maintained by Epic directed specifically at the developer community. I think the benefit of this would be that lower priority tasks could be picked up by the community developers alongside some semblance of priority. Recognized problems will either be solved in parallel, or the Epic dev team will pick them up when they have the bandwidth.
For example, I am very interested in improving editor performance and the development workflow in OSX. It would be helpful to know what is actively being worked on at Epic (I understand that this may not always be possible) so I don’t begin duplicating in-house efforts. I would be happy to pick up a number of more trivial tasks, like making ⌘ + w close editor windows; such tasks may not be worth the immediate attention of an Epic developer but they do improve the user experience.
Naturally, this would require effort on Epic’s part which may not be realistic right now. However, I think an investment in organizing the developer community would be made worthwhile by the quality and quantity of the contributions it would generate.
What do you guys think?