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From Chris Hostetter <>
Subject Re: Any bugs I can help on?
Date Thu, 25 Mar 2010 16:59:25 GMT

: I am starting to use Solr and would love to enhance my knowledge by 

Hi Sanjoy, a belated welcome to solr development, and thanks for 
contributing the patches you have so far.

: fixing a few bugs.  But when I looked through the Open bugs on JIRA, I 
: see that a lot of them have already been worked on.  A lot of them have 
: patches submitted, but either the patches have not been taken into the 
: source, or the bug has not been closed.   Could someone point out some 

A few things to note... 

1) issues are typically marked with a "RESOLVED" 
status when the fix for the bug has been committed (or the feature ha been 
finished and documented).  "CLOSED" is used once an official release 
exists which contains that bug fiex (or new feature).  So if you are 
looking for bugs that don't have fixes commited yet, confine your Jira 
searches to issues with a "Resolution" of "Unresolved"

2) AS you've noticed, some "Unresolved" issues have patches attached, but 
that doesn't mean that there isn't still work to do (besides committing) 
... in many cases the patches are either incomplete, or don't have test 
cases, or don't have documentation, or are just proof of concepts and need 
"polished" to make them work better (or to improve the code quality)

If you're looking to help out on a particular issue, and a patch is 
already attached, the first thing to do is see if there are already any 
comments about what needs done to the patch before it's ready to commit  
(we can almost always use more tests)

If a patch looks good to you, and there aren't any comments explaining why 
it hasn't been commited yet, or what the committers are looking/hoping to 
see changed before it gets committed, please post a comment in the issue 

Welcome Abord!

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