rails and a gnome rss aggregator: straw

I really like the straw RSS aggregator, <Apps - GNOME Wiki! straw/>, and would like to build a RoR application on top of straw. Of course, this would be much easier if straw were to follow RoR schema conventions.

Aside from pointing the straw folks to <http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/ rails/pages/TipSheetForBeginners> or other guides, how can I help them ensure that the schema is followed 100%? (I don't really have the skills to contribute to their project, I'm reading Why's Poignant Guide to Ruby at the moment.)