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From Avery Ching <>
Subject Re: Newbie wanting to get involved with Giraph development
Date Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:14:45 GMT
Claudio gave great advice.  The only thing I'd like to add is that you 
also might want to consider using reviewboard for throwing up patches 
( as it helps to get line-by-line comments 
and suggestions.  Definitely email the mailing lists if you have 
questions and have fun!


On 11/10/11 9:40 AM, Claudio Martella wrote:
> Hi,
> I don't know if there's anything such as an official Development
> Process, I can share how I usually do when I contribute to ASF
> projects.
> (1) Considering there's already an open issue (a ticket in the JIRA)
> I'd download from SVN the  version to which the issue applies, I'd
> write the fix, test it through unittests that come with the project
> (and fix them if necessary) and create the patch (svn diff>
> ISSUE.diff is the way I do) that I later attach it to the issue.
> (2) If there's not open issue yet about a bug or a feature missing, if
> it's trivial (such as the one you've chosen) I'd write the patch as in
> (1) and open the issue describing the problem by attaching the fix. If
> it's not trivial I'd open the issue and wait for some contribution to
> the discussion. Learn from the other issues you find on the JIRA.
> Make sure to follow CODE_CONVENTIONS file ( ;-) ).
> I'm expecting the experts to give more insights about the process.
> Hope this helps,
> Claudio
> On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 5:56 PM, Shaunak Kashyap<>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm a newbie to Giraph and ASF projects in general. I would like to
>> help with Giraph development and think I've found the perfect JIRA to
>> start:
>> Before I make any code changes, however, I'd like to know more about
>> the development process of this project. What is a good place to start
>> learning about this?
>> Thank you,
>> Shaunak
>> --
>> "Now the hardness of this world slowly grinds your dreams away /
>> Makin' a fool's joke out of the promises we make" --- Bruce
>> Springsteen, "Blood Brothers"

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