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From Andrew Grieve <agri...@google.com>
Subject Re: Wanting to Contribute to iOS Cordova
Date Thu, 05 Jul 2012 02:51:58 GMT
Great! Thanks for the warm welcome!

Michael - I suppose it wouldn't be too much trouble to have a look at the
Android port :P
Fil - Thanks for the bug pointers. I'll start with the first one you
pointed out (CB-382).


On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 8:23 PM, Michael Brooks <michael@michaelbrooks.ca>wrote:

> Welcome Andrew!
>
> As Fil mentioned, knocking out any JIRA issues assigned to 2.0 is a great
> starting point. Just comment on the issue to let everyone know that you're
> looking into it and ideally link to your Github fork and branch (for the
> specific issue). Shazron and Becky are both extremely active, so they'll be
> pumped to have another active contributor.
>
> As a general heads up, it's always good to have your hands in on at least
> two platforms. Working with multiple platforms broadens your mind and keeps
> you away from a platform-specific mindset. This is especially important
> with features such as the command-line interface, which needs to
> work consistently across every platform. Even occasionally compiling and
> running mobile-spec on another platform (*cough* Android, Mr. Chrome
> *cough*) is enough remind yourself of what's different between SDKs.
>
> Michael
>
> On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 5:08 PM, Filip Maj <fil@adobe.com> wrote:
>
> > Welcome Andrew! It is pretty cool to have someone from the Chrome team
> > show interest in our project.
> >
> > We keep track of issues here: http://issues.cordova.io/
> >
> > These are issues slates for 2.0, which we plan to deliver around mid-late
> > July:
> >
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&jqlQue
> >
> ry=project+%3D+CB+AND+fixVersion+%3D+%222.0.0%22+AND+resolution+%3D+Unresol
> > ved+AND+component+%3D+iOS+ORDER+BY+priority+DESC&mode=hide
> >
> > Perhaps other good starting points for contribution are the following
> > specific tickets:
> >
> > - https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-382 - this is a native iOS
> > test. Tests and documentation are usually pretty low-barrier entries in
> > terms of contribution
> > - There are a couple issues related to the introduction of the iOS 6 SDK.
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-902
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-903
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-904 ; if that is your cup of
> tea.
> > - For more code-oriented, API-specific tickets, these might be a good
> > start: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-975
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-976
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-38
> >
> > I am pretty sure Shazron and Becky, our two main iOS contributors to
> > Cordova, would be thrilled to have anyone else interested in
> contributing,
> > especially via bug fixes. I will defer any specific guidance on
> > contribution to their wisdom and opinion :)
> >
> > Here's a web-friendly view of the iOS repo:
> >
> https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=incubator-cordova-ios.git;a=summa
> > ry
> >
> > The git-cloneable repo is at
> > https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/incubator-cordova-ios.git
> >
> > As Simon said, initially our committer community would treat your commits
> > as one-off patches (which we can generally pull in without an ICLA, but
> it
> > is highly recommended [required if you want to become an eventual
> > committer]). After a couple patches and a demonstration of some activity
> > on this mailing list, we can kick up a DISCUSS+VOTE thread to get you
> > voted in as a committer to this project.
> >
> > If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.
> >
> > Cheers!
> > Fil
> >
> > On 7/4/12 3:45 PM, "Simon MacDonald" <simon.macdonald@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > >Here's a good link on getting started as a contributor.
> > >
> > >https://incubator.apache.org/cordova/#contribute
> > >
> > >As your code submissions get accepted and you build up a standing in
> > >the community you can be nominated to be a full 'committer' to the
> > >project. I'd pick up a bug to fix and start a discussion on it on this
> > >mailing list.
> > >
> > >Simon Mac Donald
> > >http://hi.im/simonmacdonald
> > >
> > >
> > >On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 5:22 PM, Andrew Grieve <agrieve@chromium.org>
> > >wrote:
> > >> Hello!
> > >>
> > >> I'm a member of the Chrome team, and was hoping to start contributing
> to
> > >> the iOS Cordova port. Despite working for Google, I have much more iOS
> > >> development experience than I do Android :P. I also have a pretty good
> > >> background in mobile web development, although I haven't used
> > >> PhoneGap/Cordova before.
> > >>
> > >> I've signed the ICLA, and was able to fork and run the mobile spec
> > >>tests.
> > >> Hello World!
> > >>
> > >> Shazron, judging by the number of bugs assigned to you and your
> > >>activity on
> > >> the mailing list, I'm guessing you're the main contributor for the iOS
> > >> port? I realize it's holiday season in the states right now, but would
> > >>love
> > >> to get a "state of the project" kind of overview from you at some
> point.
> > >> E.g. what's left to move towards command line project creation, what's
> > >>the
> > >> state of moving features into plugins, etc.
> > >>
> > >> Looking at the bug list, it looks like all bugs marked as 2.0 have
> > >> assignees. Should I pick up a bug from this list, or should I just
> look
> > >>for
> > >> ones without existing assignees?
> > >>
> > >> Andrew
> >
> >
>

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