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From darshan pradhan <u4729...@anu.edu.au>
Subject Re: Want to contribute
Date Mon, 09 May 2011 21:28:44 GMT
Thank you for the reply. While I was looking at old open issues that 
haven't been closed, I came across 
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=47279 , this bug 
seems to have been fixed. I tried creating a pdf from a xml using xsl 
without specifying any font-name, and setting the font-weight to bold. I 
didn't get any warning messages form the conversion. Should I change the 
state of the bug form open to resolved?

I wanted to test the resolved bugs as well. I saw that some have test 
cases modified as patches are applied. I wasn't sure how I can go about 
testing for the bug fixes. For instance for the patch in 
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=50471 , should I 
create a document with a character 1F7E and see if fop runs without errors?

Lastly, in the page 
under the topic *Setting up the Test Suite in your favorite IDE,* I 
could not figure out how to set the system properties to control the 
test cases run in Eclipse. Could you please tell me how to do it?

I would really appreciate your guidance.

Thank you,

On 03/05/11 20:47, Glenn Adams wrote:
> Actually, I would encourage testing closed issues, or at least those 
> issues that were resolved without creating a test data set that 
> demonstrates both the bug and the fix, and maintains non-regression.
> I have noticed a number of issues "fixed" without adding such tests, 
> which should be the norm, not the exception.
> G.
> On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 1:24 AM, Pascal Sancho <pascal.sancho@takoma.fr 
> <mailto:pascal.sancho@takoma.fr>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     FOP is an open source project, and everybody can contribute in his own
>     way, so you can reopen closed issues as you want if needed, and submit
>     patches as you want.
>     That said, IMHO, apart in a company quality context, testing closed
>     issues will not help very much (typically, an issue is closed after
>     developer's checks, and it is often monitored by the opener who reopen
>     it if needed)
>     But:
>     you can check old opened issues against FOP TRUNK, since there is no
>     systematic checks for opened issues after each commit.
>     You can find fixed issues that haven't been closed.
>     Le 01/05/2011 02:25, darshan a écrit :
>     > Dear All,
>     >
>     > I am a post graduate student at the Australian National University
>     > taking a course on Free and Open Source Software Development.
>     Part of
>     > the course requirement is to study an open source project of my
>     choice,
>     > make a contribution and write a report by the end of May 2011.
>     >
>     > I have been going through the fop site and documents and from
>     the 'How
>     > you can help' topic on the page
>     > http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/dev/index.html
>     > I thought the best way I could contribute is  by testing
>     newly-closed
>     > issues to make sure they are truly closed. By doing this I can
>     gradually
>     > understand how the system works and hopefully start make more
>     > contributions like submitting bug reports and patches.
>     >
>     > Can I start from the most recent fix form the page
>     > http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/changes.html#Code_FOP%20Trunk
>     ? please
>     > guide me as to what would be the best way of doing it and also I
>     would
>     > be really glad if you could suggest me any other way to
>     contribute that
>     > would help the project better.
>     >
>     > Best regards,
>     > Darshan Pradhan
>     > u4729733@anu.edu.au <mailto:u4729733@anu.edu.au>
>     --
>     Pascal

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