The plan sounds good to me!
I have a question regarding the development phase of the code changes.
Since the changes are huge, do we maintain different revisions of the
complete code or just the changed modules are recorded/maintained.
Also, what would be the procedure for the testing of the submitted code. Do
we have anything called as unit test plans anywhere in the repository? If
yes, that would be helpful..!
On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 2:13 PM, Matt Hogstrom <m...@hogstrom.org> wrote:
> Great start Josh ... +1
> On Jun 1, 2010, at 11:26 AM, Josh Thompson wrote:
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> > After reading "Reg: JIRA issue VCL-202" by Kiran N sent on May 28, I
> > we need some guidelines for contributing large modifications to the
> > This is the general work flow I'd like to see happen for large
> > Please provide comments and suggestions. Everyone's input is welcome
> > desired) -- if you are interested in becoming a committer, this would be
> > great place to step up involvement.
> > (1) State on the vcl-dev list what modification you'd like to make. Some
> > background on why the existing codebase doesn't work in your situation
> > be useful. Remember, when you modify existing code, it affects work
> > done by other contributors, which can result in imposing additional work
> > them.
> > (2) Propose a plan on the vcl-dev list for making the modification.
> There may
> > be others that want the same modification or something similar that can
> > incorporated at the same time. Those people can help develop the
> > modification. On the other hand, the modification may have a very
> > affect on some other part of the project. Also, this provides an
> > for existing contributors (those who know the codebase well) to provide
> > on your plan. The plan needs to include how the modification will be
> > maintained in the future - will you continue to maintain it; will
> > contributors have to pick it up and maintain it?
> > (3) Create a JIRA issue to track implementation of the plan and start
> > developing. This provides a way for others to track work being done on
> > modification and ensures information about the modification will be added
> > the CHANGELOG when the next release is cut.
> > Thanks
> > Josh
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