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From "ASF GitHub Bot (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (APEXCORE-534) Improve setup instructions in contributor guidelines
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:25:21 GMT

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ASF GitHub Bot commented on APEXCORE-534:

Github user chinmaykolhatkar commented on a diff in the pull request:

    --- Diff: src/md/contributing.md ---
    @@ -14,7 +14,38 @@ This project welcomes new contributors and invites everyone to participate.
     People that help with the project in any of the above categories or other ways are contributors.
See the [roles](http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html#roles) as defined by the
ASF. Community members that make sustained, welcome contributions to the project may be invited
to become a [committer](/people.html). 
    -## Code Style
    +## Before coding: One time Setup
    +### JIRA
    +Apache JIRA is used for issue tracking. If you do not already have an Apache JIRA account,
sign up [here](https://issues.apache.org/jira/). Note that the user name should have no white
spaces or other special characters that complicate auto-completion within JIRA comments etc.

    +Please use a single JIRA account only (don't create multiple with different email addresses)
to retain the issue history. Please use a permanent email address, for an existing account
it can be changed in the profile. If you absolutely have to change your user name, contact
    +Apex has 2 JIRA projects:
    +1. [APEXCORE](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/APEXCORE/) for [apex-core](https://github.com/apache/apex-core)
and [apex-site](https://github.com/apache/apex-site)
    +2. [APEXMALHAR](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/APEXMALHAR/) for [apex-malhar](https://github.com/apache/apex-malhar)
    +Before working on changes for any of the repositories, please locate an existing JIRA
ticket or submit a new one. In order to assign an issue to yourself, you need to be listed
as contributor in the JIRA project. PMC members have access to add new contributors, please
request to be added through a comment on the candidate ticket.
    +### Github and git
    +We use GitHub’s pull request functionality to review proposed code changes. If you
do not already have a personal GitHub account, sign up [here](https://github.com/join). We
recommend that you use the same email address and first/lastname for emails, git and JIRA
so that contributions can be better tracked and notifications correlated. It is also recommended
that you use an email address that is valid permanently (for example the @apache.org address,
if you have one). Please also see:
    +* https://help.github.com/articles/setting-your-email-in-git/
    +* https://help.github.com/articles/adding-an-email-address-to-your-github-account/
    +* https://help.github.com/articles/keeping-your-email-address-private/
    +The ASF Apex git repositories have mirror repositories on github which are used to review
pull requests and provide a second remote endpoint for the codebase.
    +1. Fork the ASF github mirror: https://github.com/apache/apex-core (or https://github.com/apache/apex-malhar
or https://github.com/apache/apex-site) 
    +1. Clone the **fork** on your local workspace (one time step):  
    +   `git clone https://github.com/{github_username}/apex-core.git`
    +1. Add the mirror as remote repository, here shown for apex-core:  
    +   `git remote add upstream https://github.com/apache/apex-core`
    --- End diff --
    We need to add a section for prereq for development with apex:
    Here is the list I can think about:
    1. mvn.. min version 3.0.5
    2. jdk.. 7 preferred
    3. IDE being popularly used by developers (IntelliJ, Eclipse, Netbeans)... Also should
mention no such restriction. One can code in vi as well is he/she is happy.

> Improve setup instructions in contributor guidelines
> ----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: APEXCORE-534
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/APEXCORE-534
>             Project: Apache Apex Core
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Thomas Weise
>            Assignee: Thomas Weise
> Improve instructions for newcomers to get started contributing. 

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