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From "Oliver Burn" <oli...@puppycrawl.com>
Subject RE: Contribution to Chainsaw
Date Thu, 24 Oct 2002 12:23:20 GMT
Hi Olivier,

Good to see your interest in contributing to the open source community.
A good starting point on how to get involved in Jakarta projects
(and other open source projects) can be found on the web page
http://jakarta.apache.org/site/getinvolved.html.

I would suggest that you first step on getting involved in Log4J would
be to join the mailing list.

With respect to your specific request for Chainsaw. Typically I am
responsible for incorporating changes to the Chainsaw source code.
The best approach is to send me an email out lining the changes you
are making, and either a patch for, or the modified source files.

I had a quick look at the changes you have made and can see the
general direction you are going. The general approach is something
that would be great to incorporate into Chainsaw. Obviously project
specific changes will not be accepted.

Cheers,
Oliver

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Olivier Vierlinck [mailto:olivier_vierlinck@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, 24 October 2002 18:58
> To: log4j-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Contribution to Chainsaw
> 
> 
> 'foreword' : I'm NOT subscribed to the mailing list... and I don't expect 
> this e-mail to be included in it either (although you can if you want to)! 
> But this is the easiest way I've found to contact you!
> 
> 
> 
> Hi!
> 
> We use log4j and Chainsaw in our ptoject and really appreciate them! Thank 
> you for these great and much needed tools!
> 
> For reasons specific to ou project, I'd like to extend Chainsaw to be able 
> to display, for each 'thread name', the last message received. (this could 
> be seen as an 'multi-line status bar'!)
> 
> Although the reasons are really project specific, the implementation would 
> be completely generic and might be integrated in the Chainsaw project.
> 
> However, I'm completely new to the open-source world (although I really 
> appreciate what it provides ;-) ) and I'm not too sure about what to do, how 
> to do it, what changes are allowed, is there an approval required, who 
> decide what is to be done etc etc etc...
> 
> And in this case, before hacking my few lines of code here and there in the 
> middle of the original Chainsaw code (as I've done so far locally!), I guess 
> I'll need to restructure it a little bit, splitting the Main.java and 
> MyTableModel.java in 2 or 3 functionalities: (receiving, filtering, 
> dispatching, displaying...)
> 
> (as an example, I included the two impacted files here below, just in case 
> my description was not clear enough! obviously, this is not production 
> quality code!!!)
> 
> Hope I didn't take too much of your time and I'm looking forward to 
> contributing to this simple but great projects!
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Olivier
> 
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