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From Grant Ingersoll <gsing...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Recruiting new contributors and committers [was: Demoralized over JIRA state]
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:12:33 GMT
FWIW, I find one of the best ways to start contributing is by writing unit tests.  From the
looks of https://analysis.apache.org/dashboard/index/63921, you can see we have pretty poor
coverage.  It's a great way to learn the code and it is a huge help for the project.


On Oct 25, 2011, at 11:58 PM, web service wrote:

> +1.
> 
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 7:02 PM, Raphael Cendrillon <
> raphael_cendrillon@mac.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Isabel,
>> 
>> As someone keen to contribute, but still quite new to Mahout, I think this
>> is a great idea.
>> 
>> On Oct 24, 2011, at 6:39 PM, Isabel Drost <isabel@apache.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> On 24.10.2011 Grant Ingersoll wrote:
>>>> Docs is one obvious one.  Also, just keep supplying patches.
>>> 
>>> Speaking of supplying patches: Doing so seems non-trivial for quite some
>>> developers.
>>> 
>>> During the Apache Hadoop Hackathon Berlin earlier this year Jakob Homan
>> did a
>>> very interesting exercise: The Hadoop project seems to have bug reports
>> that are
>>> trivial to fix (trivial as in typos in documentation, enhanced error
>> messages
>>> etc.). Jakob used those to introduce developers to the whole patch
>> generation
>>> and submission process during the Hackathon.
>>> 
>>> Dan (and users of Mahout, in particular those who have not yet submitted
>> any
>>> patch) - do you think that having some of those bugs around (w/o a
>> version
>>> number assigned, maybe tagged as "trivial") help you get started with
>> being
>>> active contributors? How about marking issues the community feels
>> manageable for
>>> newcomers as "mentor" as proposed in the Getting Started guide of
>> community.a.o
>>> project: http://community.apache.org/gettingStarted/101.html ?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Isabel
>>> 
>> 

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