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From Cyriaque Dupoirieux <Cyriaque.Dupoiri...@pcotech.fr>
Subject Re: How to find things to contribute
Date Wed, 10 Aug 2005 13:11:13 GMT
Ross Gardler a écrit :

> Gav.... wrote:
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>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ross Gardler" <rgardler@apache.org>
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>> Keep it up I will, although volunteers can work on any aspect of the 
>> project,
>> those that have turned into committers have done so by finding a 
>> niche area
>> to concentrate on, this is good for the benefit of the project, in 
>> effect, creating
>> their own role.
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> No, that is not at all true. There is no need to find a "niche", 
> simply contribute to whatever part of Forrest interests you and you 
> have the skills to work on.

I think that was exactly what meant Gav... your simple contribution on 
whatever part of forrest is the "niche" Gav... is looking for !

Gav... I have been sending patches to forrest project for around 6 
months. I always sent patches where I had problem - and seemed to be the 
only one to have these problems...
I think it's a good "niche" : I am currently a forrest user with my own 
site - and since we always find new things to add to our site, we always 
find new issues to correct or new features to implement !

(BTW : don't forget to search in Jira to find if the problem you have 
created a patch for is not already declared before to create a new issue...)

Send a patch to Jira is strange the first time ;-) , but it's a real 
pleasure to see that your patch had been applied and that some people 
thank you for your contribution.

Salutations,
Cyriaque,

>
> The code and docs are not owned by any individual, just jump in there 
> and do anything that needs doing, don't worry about "niches". All 
> developers will welcome help with what might appear to be their 
> "niche" because it is not *theirs* it is part of the project that they 
> consider to be important.
>
>> I have yet to find a niche, but in the meantime I'm having a good 
>> look around
>> and seeing what I can or may be able to do.(Question barage coming up!)
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> By reading these mails you will be identifying things to be done. 
> There are also lists of things in our issue tracker.
>
> I noticed that you added your support to the idea of an interactive 
> target for the forrest command. If you think it is a good idea, 
> perhaps your itch is strong enough to implement it? It doesn't matter 
> if people don't like the idea of it being the new "seed" target, it 
> can be an alternative target for people to work with. Just go ahead 
> and make the patch and we'll work out how to incorporate it in a 
> logical way.
>
> This task may seem trivial, but it will encourage you to get into our 
> build system and understand how it works. Then, you may come up with 
> ideas for improvements.
>
> There are plenty of small but important jobs like this that will 
> expose you to the inner workings of Forrest. By doing these little 
> jobs that interest you, you will gain an understanding of how Forrest 
> works. Before long you will be tackling the larger, more complex jobs.
>
> A good place to start looking our issue tracker:
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> http://tinyurl.com/dnpot
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> In particular, a good way of getting a handle on where Forrest *may* 
> head in the next few releases would be to address 
> http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-618 "Create issues for items 
> discussed at Apachecon"
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> Ross
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