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From "Paul Shemansky" <paul.sheman...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: New Contributor Introduction & Initial Proposal for Contribution
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2007 21:20:46 GMT
Hi Filip,

Thank you for your guidance.

I resolved my build issues.  According to the BUILDING.txt, you need a
1.5.x"or later" JDK, and I was using a
1.6.x JDK.  Although the build properties are set to compile using 1.5, the
build still seems to break on 1.6.  Perhaps we should investigate building
on 1.6.x more, and/or update the BUILDING.txt to clarify this.

The build also could not find the JDT zip file mentioned in the build
properties :
http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/eclipse/downloads/drops/R-3.2.2-200702121330/eclipse-JDT-3.2.2.zip

Perhaps their site is just down at the time I am building, or it needs to be
updated.

I switched it to use the ibiblio mirror site, which in my opinion is
probably more stable :
http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/eclipse/downloads/drops/R-3.2.2-200702121330/eclipse-JDT-3.2.2.zip

I have attached a patch to make this switch.

Most of my Maven 2 experiences have been favorable over Ant, and I will
attempt a Maven Evangelism email thread soon.

Thank You,
Paul

On 10/12/07, Filip Hanik - Dev Lists <devlists@hanik.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Paul, welcome!
>
> It's good news and we always welcome new ideas and new contributions.
>
> Let me address your building issue first, building is quite easy.
>
> Requirements: ant, java 1.5
>
> 1. check out SVN directory
> svn co http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/tomcat/tc6.0.x/trunk
>
> 2. download deps
> cd trunk
> ant download
>
> 3. build
> ant
>
> The question about maven has been around, last time it was brought up
> the community wasn't too keen on it, the ant is so simple and easy to
> maintain. I've seen other projects always spend vast amount of times
> just trying to get their maven stuff to work, we've never really had
> that problem with ant. It's simply too simple to screw up :)
> What I would do, is start an email thread where you poll the interest
> for such contribution before you spend the time on it.
>
> In terms of contribution, everyone pretty much works on the area of
> their own interest.
> A good place to start is the bug database, and submit patches to the
> bugzilla database.
> for example
>
> http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/buglist.cgi?query_format=specific&order=relevance+desc&bug_status=__open__&product=Tomcat+6&content=
>
> have fun digging around, just let us know if you need more help
>
> Filip
>
> Paul Shemansky wrote:
> > Fellow Developers,
> >
> > I am new to this group, and I wanted to take a moment to introduce
> myself. I
> > have been a Java developer since 2001, and an open source advocate since
> the
> > mid-90s. It would be an honor to volunteer a part of my time to work on
> > several Apache projects which I have found to be vital to my career.
> > Therefore, today, 10/12/2007, I faxed my signed Contributor License
> > Agreement to the Apache Software Foundation.
> >
> > I will be continuing my adventure through the "New Contributor" sections
> of
> > the Apache site, and would like to get acquainted with contributing to
> the
> > Tomcat project, first and foremost. I humbly request any help that any
> of
> > you may be able to provide, and I ask that you to bear with me while I
> > attempt to get my feet wet here.
> >
> > With that being said, I eagerly checked-out the source code and followed
> the
> > BUILDING.txt file's instructions. Unfortunately, my build is failing due
> to
> > dependency issues. Therefore, at first glance, I realized that one of
> the
> > first things that I would love to contribute is the full Mavenization
> (M10N)
> > of the Tomcat build process. Please let me know if this is already in
> > discussion. If it is not, please let me know how I may proceed.
> >
> > I look forward to working with all of you.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Paul Shemansky
> >
> >
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