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From Emmanuel Bourg <>
Subject Re: [Configuration] Question re-developer access
Date Thu, 07 Apr 2005 20:19:51 GMT
Hi Jamie, a good way to start getting involved in the project is to file 
a bug in Bugzilla for every problem you encounter, and attach a patch if 
you have a suggestion to fix the issue.

Emmanuel Bourg

Jamie Guillemette wrote:
> Hey guys bare with me a bit here....
> I've been a java programmer for many years... and have always said I 
> will eventually get involved in an open source project..
> I opened up the configuration source.. and I'm finding many little 
> tweaks that might be needed. What I'm wondering is whats the best way to 
> go about this...
> I could just make all the changes and list them in a single email... or 
> should i be sending an individual one for each..?
> examples of what im finding....
> 1) when loading a file we convert the filename to its URL..
> but when saving the file.. we dont use the url obtained when opening.. 
> intsead we try to guess the location.. may be the cause of some of the 
> save() issue.. (see previous email)
> 2) coding standards:
> found this in one class...
> public void load(String fileName) throws ConfigurationException
> ..
> (and in the body of this method is...)
> catch (ConfigurationException e)
>        {
>            throw e;
>        }
> which is totatlly redundant and should be removed....
> So.. back to my original question.. whats the best way for me to go 
> about doing some project clean up?
> thx,
> J.
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