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Subject cvs commit: xml-cocoon/xdocs contrib.xml
Date Fri, 20 Oct 2000 18:24:04 GMT
greenrd     00/10/20 11:24:03

  Added:       xdocs    contrib.xml
  First section of a guide to contributing to Cocoon
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.1                  xml-cocoon/xdocs/contrib.xml
  Index: contrib.xml
  <?xml version="1.0"?>
  <!DOCTYPE document SYSTEM "./dtd/document-v10.dtd">
    <title>Making a Contribution to Cocoon</title>
     <person name="Robin Green" email=""/>
   <s1 title="Introduction">
     There are many ways of contributing to the Cocoon project. This document is mainly about
     contributing new or improved code and/or documentation, but we would also be glad to
     extra help in any of the following areas:
     <li>Answering questions on the <code>cocoon-users</code> mailing list
- there is often a problem of
      having too many questioners and not enough experts to respond to all the questions.</li>
     <li>Testing Cocoon (especially its less-frequently-used features) on various configurations
      and reporting back.</li>
     <li>Debugging - producing reproducable test cases and/or finding causes of bugs
(at the time of
      writing, some known bugs are informally listed on <connect href="todo.xml">To
Do</connect>, but
      eventually a bug database should be made available on the Apache site).</li>
     <li>Specifying/analysing/designing new features for Cocoon 2 - and beyond. (If
you wish to get involved
      with this, please join <code></code>, install and
try out Cocoon 2
      and read some of the <link href="">mail archives</link>.
      You should have a strong "fluency" in XML technologies, Java and a basic understanding
      the Cocoon 2 architecture - don't just say "it should have XYZ" without reading anything
first -
      chances are, someone's already thought of that feature!)</li>
     <li>Packaging easy-to-install packages (such as RPMs) for the myriad of possible
configurations out
      there. (The Cocoon project does not maintain anything but the basic <code>.zip</code>
      <code>.tar.gz</code> packages, but anyone is welcome to build their own
specific packages and
      announce them on <code>cocoon-users</code>)</li>
     <li>... and there is just one other thing - don't forget to tell everyone who asks
how great Cocoon is! ;-)</li>

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