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From Ian <>
Subject Re: Looking to get involved
Date Thu, 05 Apr 2012 02:29:34 GMT
Thanks Jurgen, looking forward to clearing the fog and getting involved.


2012/4/4 J├╝rgen Schmidt <>

> On 4/4/12 2:25 PM, Ian wrote:
>> Hi People,
>> not sure if this is the correct place to raise my head, but I have been
>> lurking here for a week or so now with a view to getting involved. Like
>> everyone I am not sure how much time I really have.
>> My background is that of a software developer for some twenty plus years
>> (currently employed by the same institution as Rob, but on the other side
>> of the world, in Australia).
>> I'll skip the resume etc. I figure people are more interested in getting
>> things done.
>> I have been looking around at the get involved links. They are very
>> misleading and take you to places that look like they have not been
>> updated
>> for many years.
>> like ,,,**<>which
>> from the**development/<>page.
I'm sure I saw
>> cobwebs in the corners there.
>> (A review of the potential new developers interface may be needed?)
>> Anyway, I'm sure I will find my way around eventually. All guidance
>> gratefully accepted.
>> I don't understand what if anything someone needs to do to join the gang.
>> Are there any weird initiations, gotta get the new logo tatoo? :-)
>> I am particularly interested in developer testing frameworks (still trying
>> to figure out why).
>> And langauge parsers/compilers.
>> I am also a new Master's student (must have lost my mind somewhere) and
>> wondered if I could combine helping here and also using some of the
>> knowledge gained as part of my thesis.
>> Not sure what the rules are re IP etc.
>> Hope to hear back from someone. Email directly, Don't bother clogging up
>> this mail list.
> Hi Ian,
> welcome on board and fun here ;-)
> Testing frameworks sounds interesting and there is some work ongoing to
> replace our old test automation tool with something new. A Java based
> framework to run automated GUI tests etc.
> We have also some test framework for running unit tests during the build
> process. We would like to cover more and more stuff by unit test but that
> is not so easy in such a huge application. Often the context of a running
> office is required. But anyway there was work ongoing in the past and we
> should continue it to improve the overall quality and to make it easy
> detect regressions.
> I think both areas can benefit from some help.
> Juergen

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