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From Glenn Adams <gl...@skynav.com>
Subject Re: Want to contribute
Date Tue, 03 May 2011 10:47:49 GMT
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.


On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 1:24 AM, Pascal Sancho <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
> --
> Pascal

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