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Re: [Bug-wget] C developper offer
Re: [Bug-wget] C developper offer
Tue, 3 Jun 2014 08:53:37 +0200
Thanks a lot
I am just following your advices.
I will keep you informed of my progress
2014-05-31 20:48 GMT+02:00 Darshit Shah <address@hidden>:
> Hi Julián,
> Let me elaborate a little more over what Ángel mentioned.
> As stated by Ángel, you should first download the git sources and try
> to build the program and run the tests. Once you've done that, you
> have your development environment ready for that project.
> Next, you want to hack on the code and submit changes. For that first,
> you want to be acquinted with the coding guidelines. Usually, it is
> easy to glean the guidelines from the existing source itself, but you
> can also read the official guidelines here:
> Once you're done making changes, you want to submit that code for
> merging into mainline. For this again, each project has their own
> guidelines. At GNU Wget, we tend to prefer patches formatted using
> `git format-patch` commands attached to the plain text emails. These
> patches should be built against the current origin/HEAD so that
> Guiseppe (current maintainer) can easily apply them.
> Another thing, pretty specific to Wget would be that you document the
> changes you made to the respective ChangeLog files in the source.
> Regarding the copyright attribution, I believe the rule is, once your
> total contributions exceed 10 lines, you need to submit your copyright
> attribution forms to FSF. We will notify you about the same when the
> time arises.
> As for ideas to code on Wget, you could, as Ángel suggested look at
> the bug tracker. You can also look at our GSoC ideas page. It lists 4
> ideas, of which one of them is currently being worked on by Jure.
> Since its his GSoC project, you cannot collaborate on that part of the
> code with him right now. That eliminated the concurrency support idea
> from the page. However, feel free to pick any of the others up.
> Looking forward to hearding from you!
> On Sat, May 31, 2014 at 10:57 PM, Ángel González <address@hidden>
> > Hola Julián,
> > Thanks a lot for your offer.
> > I will try to document a bit how to contribute. Note that although
> > on wget,
> > most of it is generic and is applicable to other projects.
> > The first step would be that you download the program from the
> > sources
> > [ wget git repository is at git://git.savannah.gnu.org/wget.git ] and
> > able to build,
> > run tests, etc.
> > You would then post your changes to this mailing list as patches. You may
> > get some
> > objections and send a revised patch multiple times. Finally, the
> > (Giuseppe)
> > commits it to the main repository.
> > For complex patches, some GNU projects require some paperwork for
> > attribution, unlike
> > most other open source projects, see
> > https://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/maintain.html#Legal-Matters
> > (that may delay adoption of your code) You will be told if/when it's
> > I currently don't have a suggestion for you to code on wget. You can get
> > ideas on the bug tracker at savannah
> > and the mailing list archive. I encourage you pick something simple and
> > appeals you.
> > I hope to hear from you soon
> > Best regards
> Thanking You,
> Darshit Shah
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