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From Mark Hindess <mark.hind...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [announce] New Apache Harmony Committer : Xiao-Feng Li
Date Mon, 19 Feb 2007 12:16:24 GMT



On 18 February 2007 at 17:16, "Geir Magnusson Jr." <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
> Please join the Apache Harmony PMC in welcoming the project's newest  
> committer, Xiao-Feng Li.
> Xiao-Feng has shown sustained dedication to the project, especially  
> in the area GC and other VM issues, an ability to work well with  
> others, and share the common vision we have for Harmony. We all  
> continue to expect great things from him.
> When your note from infrastructure with your account info comes  
> through (which it hasn't, which is my fault, which I'll fix - I  
> wanted to get this announcement out so we can put it on our report to  
> the board ) :
> As a first step to test your almighty powers of committership, please  
> update the committers page on the website.  That should be a good   
> (and harmless) exercise to test if everything is working.
> Things to do :
> 1) test ssh-ing to the server people.apache.org.
> 2) Change your login password on the machine
> 3) Add a public key to .ssh so you can stop using the password
> 4) Set your SVN password  : just type 'svnpasswd'
> At this point, you should be good to go.  Checkout the website from svn
> and update it.  See if you can figure out how.
> Also, anything checked out of SVN, be sure that you have checked out via
> 'https' and not 'http' or you can't check in. You can switch using "svn
> switch". (See the manual)
> Finally, although you now have the ability to commit, please remember :
> 1) continue being as transparent and communicative as possible.  You
> earned committer status in part because of your engagement with others.
>   While it was a  "have to" situation because you had to submit patches
> and defend them, but we believe it is a "want to".  Community is the key
> to any Apache project.
> 2)We don't want anyone going off and doing lots of work locally, and
> then committing.  Committing is like voting in Chicago - do it early and
> often.  Of course, you don't want to break the build, but keep the
> "commit bombs" to an absolute minimum, and warn the community if you are
> going to do it - we may suggest it goes into a branch at first.  Use
> branches if you need to.
> 3) Always remember that you can **never** commit code that comes from
> someone else, even a co-worker.  All code from someone else must be
> submitted by the copyright holder (either the author or author's
> employer, depending) as a JIRA, and then follow up with the required
> ACQs and BCC.
> Again, thanks for your hard work so far, and welcome.
> The Apache Harmony PMC

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