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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Encouragement of contributions.
Date Tue, 05 Jun 2001 06:09:05 GMT
At 01:58 AM 6/5/01 -0400, asr@ufl.edu wrote:
>
>
>I've got a lazy suggestion (I.E. a suggestion which, if implemented, will
>permit me to be more lazy).  I'm interested in messing with the Ant code, in
>the hopes of eventually becoming a useful contributer.  Of course, being a
new
>zealot, I want to manage all my dinking -with- ant.  So I want to update my
>local copy of the source by something like
>
>ant update_source
>
>and submit my changes with something like
>
>ant submit_cvs
>
>which might extract a patch from the latest reference build, and mail it to
>the Right People.
>
>
>So what about making such targets availiable in the build.xml that is
>presented with the source dist?  It would encourage ant development, and it
>would provide examples of
>
>1) the syntax to do this additional interesting task.
>
>2) the behavior of a development organization interested in encouraging
more help.
>
>
>It might even catch on in other projects.
>
>
>
>... On the other hand, it might not be your desire to encourage new
>developers -that- much. :) 

Actually sounds like a good idea - perfect opportunity for you to
contribute your first patch ;)

Cheers,

Pete

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