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From Shardul Bhatt <shardul.bh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Contribution for Research
Date Thu, 27 May 2010 16:11:16 GMT
Thanks for you reply Grant.

I would start with working on the documentation....

Regards,
Shardul.

On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 6:02 PM, Grant Ingersoll <gsingers@apache.org>wrote:

>
>
> On May 26, 2010, at 11:30 AM, Shardul Bhatt wrote:
>
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I am Shardul Bhatt, a Software Developer from India.
> >
> > I have used Lucene on a project and am keen to contribute to Lucene.
> >
> > I know it takes much more than just the desire to be able to contribute
> to Open Source. At this point in time I am trying to figure out how to go
> about it. Apparently the most widely accepted method is to use it and debug
> it, using Eclipse, to understand how it all gels together. This method is
> certainly good but the initial effort is huge and needs a lot of motivation
> to hang on.
>
> http://wiki.apache.org/lucene-java/HowToContribute and
> http://wiki.apache.org/solr/HowToContribute describe most of the things
> necessary to get started.
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 8:31 PM, Alberto Bacchelli <
> alberto.bacchelli@usi.ch> wrote:
> > Dear Lucene developers,
> >
> >  I'm Alberto Bacchelli, a Ph.D. student in software engineering.
> >
> > We want to help new developers who join a new software system, and
> > we believe that a good first impression would attract more contributors.
> >
> > Imagine a new developer joining Lucene:
> > As a first step, he needs a high-level view of the system.
> > Then, and this is what we want to address, he needs to know
> > what the most important classes of the system are --the hotspots.
> >
> >
> > We'd like to find *automated* methods to suggest a newbie
> > which classes he should start to study/understand.
> >
> >
> > To find the best recommendation method, we must know
> > the important classes of the system, and you,
> > as the system developers, are the only ones who can
> > answer this question.
> >
> > If you agree to do so (and I really hope so :) )
> > we will create a small questionnaire for you,
> > that will take less than 15 minutes to be completed.
>
> Can you just send the questionnaire to the list?
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