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From "Keith R. Bennett" <kbenn...@bbsinc.biz>
Subject Re: Becomming a contributor/commiter
Date Tue, 27 Nov 2007 17:04:18 GMT

Briggs -

I have just recently gotten involved in Tika.  It's my first experience
collaborating on an open source project, so I'm not very experienced, but
I'll tell you what I know.

Your participation is valued and appreciated.  The first stage is to be a
contributor.  Over time, as the team gets to know you better and comes to
trust your work, you may be offered committer status (hint: don't ask for it
like I did ;)).

If you have an idea for improvement, you can present the idea on this forum
for discussion.  Based on the results of that discussion, you may want to go
ahead with it, modify your approach, or even abandon it if there is good
reason presented to do so (e.g. "we're throwing that code away next week

Then you can post your patch.  You're certainly free to post a patch with
your original message, but waiting until after the discussion may save you
some time.

At some point during this process, you should post a new issue on the Jira
issue tracker (http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TIKA).  Be as specific
as possible.  The patch should be attached (uploaded) to that Jira issue.

I don't know if this will affect you, but I found out that Intellij Idea's
patch functionality created a patch that was not exactly the right format. 
Instead, I use "svn diff" on the command line, and call it from the root of
the source tree.

Good luck, and thanks.


Briggs wrote:
> So, how hard would it be to get more directly involved in Tika?  The
> first thing I want to fix is the underlying implementation of
> MetaData.  I want to remove all that array creation.  Was that copied
> from Nutch?  It looks familiar.
> But, anyway.  I would like to become more involved in the project
> since it is basically something that I am currently implementing and
> would rather be able to work on an open source project and be
> productive at work. :-)
> Any info would be appreciated,
> Briggs
> -- 
> "Conscious decisions by conscious minds are what make reality real"

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