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From mikewalch <>
Subject [GitHub] accumulo pull request #265: ACCUMULO-4647 - start of contributor guide
Date Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:25:51 GMT
Github user mikewalch commented on a diff in the pull request:
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    +# Contributors Guide
    + If you believe that you have found a bug, please search for an existing [issue](
to see if it has already been reported. If you would like to add a new feature to Accumulo,
please send an email with your idea to the [user]( mail list.
If it's appropriate, then we will create a ticket and assign it to you.
    +## Development
    +- Ensure that your work targets the correct branch
    +- Add / update unit and integration tests
    +- Ensure that Accumulo builds cleanly using the command: `mvn clean verify`
    +## Patch Submission
    +- Before submission please squash your commits using a message that contains the JIRA
issue number and a description of the changes.
    +- Patches should be submitted in the form of Pull Requests to the Apache Accumulo GitHub
[repository]( or to the [Review Board](
accumulo repository.
    +## Review
    +- One or more committers will review your patch. 
    +- They will be looking for things like threading issues, performance implications, API
design, etc.
    +- Reviewers will likely ask questions to better understand your change - be prepared
to answer them.
    --- End diff --
    I would remove `- be prepared to answer them`.  

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