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From John Sisson <jrsis...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: A request to contribute
Date Thu, 25 May 2006 22:32:37 GMT
Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
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> Mohammed Nour wrote:
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>>  
>>     I am new to *Geronimo*, but I really want to help and contribute. I
>> consulted *dblevins *cause I am more interested in *OpenEJB*, and from
>> *Geronimo* dev-list I knew that Geronimo console needs people to work
>> on. So I need to know what features needed to be done to see which I can
>> contribute to.
>>     
>
> As Matt said, Welcome!  Come on in, the code's fine!  The
> way things typically work around Apache-land is that you
> get on the development list (which you've done), maybe lurk
> for a while to get familiar with the culture, and look around
> at the bug reports -- or whatever you're particularly interested
> in fixing/enhancing -- and then start assembling a patch (or
> patches).
>
> When you feel ready, just send the patch (as inline text) to
> the mailing list, or put it in the bug report if that's
> what you're addressing, and see how it goes.  Don't feel
> shy; if your work seems toget ignored, speak up on the
> list to make sure to draw people's attention to it.
>   
One of the benefits of attaching patches to a JIRA issue (this could be 
to fix a bug or could be an enhancement) is that there is a "Patch 
available" checkbox near the bottom of the screen that you can 
check\tick in the JIRA issue that enables the patch to show up in a 
weekly mail to the dev list with a title "[jira] Unassigned patches: 
week of MM-DD-YYYY", so there is less chance that your patch goes unnoticed.

If you have any questions on how to use JIRA, let us know.

John
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