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From "Jukka Zitting" <jukka.zitt...@gmail.com>
Subject Improving the accessibility of the Jackrabbit core
Date Wed, 30 Aug 2006 13:16:00 GMT

Based on private discussions I'd like to raise the issue of the
accessibility of the Jackrabbit core codebase. We have a small number
of people who are intimately familiar with the core codebase (see the
numbers below), but others find the core hard to navigate and that
this drives up the barrier of entry of contributing to Jackrabbit.

Please share any good ideas on how we could best lower the barrier.
I'm open to all sorts of ideas, like more documentation (javadocs, UML
diagrams, architectural descriptions, etc.), scheduled Q&A sessions on
IRC, an informal Jackrabbit workshop during the Hackathon in
ApacheCon, etc. I'm also interested in the priorities, i.e. what would
give us the most "bang for buck" in terms of making it easier for
people to get familiar with the Jackrabbit core and start

$ svn log src/main/java/org/apache/jackrabbit/core | \
  perl -lne '/^r[0-9]+ \| (.*?) \|/ and print $1' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n -r
    371 stefan
    199 tripod
    185 mreutegg
    127 jukka
     27 dpfister
     13 fielding
     10 angela
      4 fmeschbe
      3 edgarpoce
      2 sylvain


Jukka Zitting

Yukatan - http://yukatan.fi/ - info@yukatan.fi
Software craftsmanship, JCR consulting, and Java development

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