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From John Keyes <j...@mac.com>
Subject Re: [CLI] contribution
Date Wed, 19 Nov 2003 08:50:41 GMT
On 18 Nov 2003, at 23:48, Rob Oxspring wrote:

> Sorry for the slow response - I know I've been taken away from open 
> source
> for the last couple of weeks and I guess John's been busy too.  We are
> certainly open to contributions from non-committers but seeing a patch 
> makes
> it much easier to judge :)    Personally I'd prefer patches against 
> cli2 but
> that's because I'm aiming to have that codebase adopted for release 
> sometime
> soon - by no means a certain thing.

I've been busy but I've been trying to keep an eye on
the mailing lists so I don't know how I missed this.
Apologies for that John and thanks for the interest.

-John K

> Proposing / discussing possible improvements on the list would be a 
> good
> start and if things look interesting then someone should create a 
> bugzilla
> entry to stop things being lost (sorry if you've entered one already - 
> I'll
> check those tomorrow).  Whether you need to supply a prototype probably
> depends on whether we understand your idea properly so I'd recommend
> chatting first and supplying code later unless you have things ready 
> to go.
>
> Looking forward to your ideas,
>
> Rob
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Kristian" <jk2003@engineer.com>
> To: "Jakarta Commons Developers List" <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 8:15 PM
> Subject: [CLI] contribution
>
>
>> Dear CLI Developers,
>>
>> Are you receptive to contributions from non-committers?  For example:
>>
>> If one sent a patch to add some minor improvement, could it 
>> conceivably
> get
>> into CVS soon?  (Assuming it's a real improvement.)  What baseline 
>> would
> you
>> prefer, for such a patch?  jakarta-commons/cli or
>> jakarta-commons-sandbox/cli/src/java/org/apache/commons/cli2?  Some 
>> branch
>> or MAIN?  Should one send it via this mailing list, or bugzilla?
>>
>> If one had an idea for new stuff (not closely connected to the fine 
>> work
>> you're doing now), would you entertain a proposal?  (I have some such
> ideas,
>> I confess.)  Do you want to review rough ideas?  Not be bothered 
>> until a
>> working prototype is available?
>>
>> It appears (from skimming jakarta-commons-sandbox/cli) you're in the
> middle
>> of a big rewrite; perhaps you don't have time for this sort of thing.
>>
>> - John Kristian
>>
>> P.S. If the answers are already in a FAQ somewhere, please tell me 
>> where.
>>
>>
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