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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: assigned modules
Date Wed, 01 Mar 2006 10:00:49 GMT
Sounds good -- I don't know if people have already seen the classlib
status page [1] which gives a very broad view of what's happening; and
(as you point out) the JAPI tool output [2] that gives a very detailed view.

The tools we need are not reflected in those lists yet, though there has
been some discussion about them on the list.  There are a number of
tests for existing code coming in HARMONY-57, but more tests and
experiences running apps would also be useful.


[2] http://www.kaffe.org/~stuart/japi/htmlout/h-jdk14-harmony

Erik Axel Nielsen wrote:
> Hi
> I have been thinking about this for a while. The reason is that I would
> like to contribute but as others have noted before, it's a little
> difficult to see where to start.The work of Stuart Ballard [1] made
> this a little bit easer. The problem that remains is that sometimes
> there is a big work being done within a company (IBM/Intel) which is
> invisible to the world and "suddenly" gets contributed. Another
> possibility is that a big contribution is up for voting. (There is one
> due now right?) For us mere mortals (not full-time employed on the
> Harmony project) both these cases are a problem since it's sometimes
> difficult to follow the list. (Or am I only speaking for myself?)
> Anyway, I propose that we make a page (I can do it or help doing it)
> where this information should be posted. It should contain:
> 1) A breakdown of the classlib (exactly like [1] IMHO) and possibly the
> VM's into 'bullets'
> 2) For each of these bullets a status:
>    - "Done" We think it is done
>    - "Under development", somebody is looking into it. This doesn't mean
> that person/group "owns" the module, but it's who to ask if you want to
> contribute
>    - "Being voted on" On it's way
>    - "Available" (Much more inviting for others than "not done" :)
> 3) Other info perhaps? Or maybe nice colouring or whatever....
> This information will probably be most useful to people that would like
> to contribute a small part to the project (like me). But I think that
> there are more out there eager to help than the few that have raised
> their voices on this list.
> What do people think?
> Regards,
> Erik Axel Nielsen
> VU - Amsterdam
> [1] http://www.kaffe.org/~stuart/japi/htmlout/h-jdk14-harmony
> Quoting karan malhi <karan.malhi@gmail.com>:
>> Yes I am interested in documenting this thing. I dont know the best
>> way
>> to do it, but I was thinking if everybody could send in the following
>> information:
>> 1. Name
>> 2. Module and classes working on
>> Then I can create a simple wiki page with the above information.
>> However, it would be very difficult for me to keep the page updated,
>> so
>> I guess, it would be the responsibility of each contributor to update
>> that wiki page if he/she starts/stops working on a new module/class.
>> Here is an example of what I am talking of. We could do something
>> similar, though not exactly the same format.
>> http://wiki.apache.org/jdo/AllTheOtherTests
>> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>>> We actually don't assign things because we don't want to create
>>> feelings of territory.
>>> That said, if someone is working in an area, it's courteous to show
>>> some deference in order to avoid commit clashes :)
>>> However, I think your question is different - we don't have a full
>>> classlibrary map, and that would be nice.
>>> There is some info on the wiki already.  Are you interested in
>>> producing  one suitable for the website?
>>> geir
>>> karan malhi wrote:
>>>> How would I know what modules/classes are being worked upon
>> already.
>>>> I know JIRA is one place to look into, but it may not show a
>> complete
>>>> picture until an issue is created for a module. Is there a list
>> i.e.
>>>> spreadsheet or a wiki page where we have list of modules and
>>>> volunteers working on that?
>> --
>> Karan Singh


Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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