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From Doug Arthur <dougart...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: State of the Project
Date Mon, 23 Jan 2012 21:57:15 GMT
On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 2:48 PM, Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com> wrote:
> Hi Greg,
>
>> Nope, sorry. You have to be a committer to be able to commit to the
>> whiteboard. You can, however, submit patches in Jira.
>
> Understand. So what's the best way for non committers to submit unit tests, code samples
showing issues or new ideas not all of these things belong in JIRA. People who are non committers
want to contribute as well, and currently there's no way for anyone who is not a committer
to become one.
>
> My  current understanding is that JIRA is basically off limits until we get the Adobe
JIRA bugs imported and while hopefully that's going to happen this week it's not going to
be complete until the end of Feb. Non committers can only comment/provide patches for bugs
that have already been imported right?
>
> Thanks,
> Justin

Since this project is still fresh, and the press isn't even quite
ready yet, it's not concrete on how to contribute. Contributions from
non-committers, as I understand it, will come in the form of patches
submitted to Jira, as stated previously. You can also discuss your
ideas and patches on this list and lobby for a committer to take on
your patch and actually commit it to the repository. As you become a
more avid committer in the community, and it's pretty clear you
produce quality code, then at that time it might make sense for PPMC
members to vote you in as a committer. It's an approval based on
participation and merit, someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

As for the fact that we're not quite ready for Jira to be hammered,
until Alex @ Adobe can get things going there, we should respect the
efforts he is putting in and make all contributions for now on list.
Remember, this is a substantial contribution from a very corporate
company - this stuff will take time to iron out. We all want to get
going, but we also need to be aware of the hurdles the messengers are
facing, and give them their respect and time to do what they can with
those obstacles. We are here to support them, and definitely don't
want to alienate them. Their time is pretty much on a volunteer basis
now, so let's not piss them off. :)

- Doug

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