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From Kevan Miller <kevan.mil...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Where to start?
Date Tue, 02 Jan 2007 14:16:09 GMT

On Dec 31, 2006, at 7:25 AM, Glen Mazza wrote:

> I'm not a team member (and am basically providing a "filler" answer  
> until you can get an immediate work suggestion), but I would scroll  
> through the JIRA list[1] (perhaps in the "databases" category) and  
> look for bugs you can fix.
>
> Do you have enhancements you would like to propose to the Console  
> webapp in how JDBC is being used?  Or internal usage of JDBC?  This  
> would the appropriate forum to discuss them.
>
> Glen
>
> [1] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO
>
> Dennis Meade wrote:
>> I'm looking for a suggestion for some work to do on Geronimo.  
>> Something
>> like a "bite sized piece" as the Maven or Subversion developers  
>> put it.
>> I've used Java for the past few years and have written a servlet. I'm
>> familiar with svn and maven and am working my way through the J2EE  
>> spec.
>> At this point I've built Geronimo on my pc.
>> I'm interested particularly in the way JDBC is used in Geronimo.

Hi Dennis,
Sounds great. We'd love to have you contributing...

As Glen mentions, jira issues are an excellent way of identifying  
work that needs to be done. I'd suggest you start there.

There's also a Java EE 5 report card -- http://cwiki.apache.org/ 
GMOxPMGT/geronimo-java-ee-50-report-card.html. This gives you an idea  
of some of the work occurring on our development trunk.

Suggest that you have a look at the Geronimo coding standards --  
http://cwiki.apache.org/GMOxDEV/coding-standards.html

There's a placeholder in our wiki about contributing patches --  
http://cwiki.apache.org/GMOxDEV/how-to-prepare-and-contribute- 
patches.html. It needs a bit of attention... Basically, you prepare a  
patch file and attach it to the jira (make sure you click the "Grant  
license to ASF...").

By posting a request to this list, you can be given "contributor"  
karma to the Geronimo Jira database. This allows you additional  
capabilities (e.g.  issues can be assigned to you). Just need to let  
us know your jira username...

--kevan



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