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From Rolf Veen <>
Subject Re: Call for volunteers
Date Fri, 19 Jan 2001 16:32:36 GMT
Hi, Costin.

As a user I will do 5, including mod_jk (platform: Linux).

Kind regards.
Rolf. wrote:

> Hi,
> As you know, a number of people expressed interest on releasing a new dot
> version of tomcat3. They believe that the changes made so far to the main
> branch are making the code more maintainable and faster than 3.2.
> This cannot happen without your help.
> Before making an official proposal and asking for a vote, I need to have
> an idea about how much help can I get from tomcat commiters, non-commiters
> and users. 
> Help is needed in the following areas:
> 1. Bug fixes. At least 3 commiters will volunteer to integrate the patches
> that are sent and do fixes them-self.
> 2. Bug reports/verification: we have a large number of bug reports,
> most of them against previous versions of tomcat. We need people to look
> at the bugs, try to reproduce them in the proposed 3.3, try to fix
> them. If possible, we need a simple reproduction code that can be added to
> the regression suite.
> 3. Code review/Documentation: The code is not perfect, but it should do
> its job. Reading the tomcat.core and making sure it's ok is essential.
> 4. Testing/Building/mod_jk: If you use tomcat with a web server, we need
> help making sure it works fine and eventually getting a compiled version
> of mod_jk for your platform ( if you use a "special" OS or configuration ).
> 5. Testing your application with tomcat :-) ( this is probably a better
> and more important test than our regression )
> 6. Jasper: making sure the bugs are integrated and the interceptor works
> as expected, instead of just being faster.
> 7. User support/documentation: If you managed to get tomcat3 working, you
> may be able to help others and reduce the load on commiters.
> If you are a user of tomcat 3.2 or embed tomcat 3.2 in your applications,
> this is a chance to turn into a contributor and then commiter. 
> The help can range from downloading a milestone and running the provided
> regression tests on your platform, writing simple fixes for the problems
> that bother you, just looking at the source code and sending feedback or
> small documentation, testing you favorite web application and making sure
> it'll still work fine. 
> Based on the response I get on this mail during the next few days I'll  
> decide if I go ahead and make the proposal. 
> This is not an "official" vote - just a show of hands to help the
> commiters that will vote +1 get an idea about how much help they can
> expect ( and maybe change their vote :-).
> Any help is important - and there are many ways you can do it.
> This mail doesn't "commit" yourself to anything - I'm asking for your
> intention to help and what would you like to help with.

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