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Suggestions on where to contribute? [message #967728] Fri, 02 November 2012 00:37 Go to next message
Jesse Weinstein is currently offline Jesse Weinstein
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I'd like to devote some of my available time and effort towards contributing to Eclipse (I'm a happy CDT user, and past user of the JDT), but I'm not sure what projects or areas have active committers who are able and interested in accepting contributions. I've submitted a few (very small) patches (which haven't yet been committed), and got a few encouraging comments, but I'm still rather at a loss as to where I might best help.

I'd like to help with the platform (which is why I'm posting here), but I'm open to helping wherever I can be of use. Let me know if this message would be better addressed elsewhere.
Re: Suggestions on where to contribute? [message #967983 is a reply to message #967728] Fri, 02 November 2012 05:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed Merks
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Jesse,

EMF is a cool project. :-P

I think one of the key issues for the platform team is the performance
of Eclipse 4.x. Performance work is quite cool in general (at least
for me personally). I've used Yourkit quite a bit (for a customer
project) and I like it. I think they have a license for using it for
free for open source work. The platform team often is frustrated by
the "tragedy of the commons problem". Everyone uses the platform, but so
few are willing to contribute to it, even billion dollar revenue
organizations. I'm quite sure that performance tuning work for e4 would
get attention and gratitude.


On 02/11/2012 1:37 AM, Jesse Weinstein wrote:
> I'd like to devote some of my available time and effort towards
> contributing to Eclipse (I'm a happy CDT user, and past user of the
> JDT), but I'm not sure what projects or areas have active committers
> who are able and interested in accepting contributions. I've submitted
> a few (very small) patches (which haven't yet been committed), and got
> a few encouraging comments, but I'm still rather at a loss as to where
> I might best help.
>
> I'd like to help with the platform (which is why I'm posting here),
> but I'm open to helping wherever I can be of use. Let me know if this
> message would be better addressed elsewhere.
Re: Suggestions on where to contribute? [message #968129 is a reply to message #967983] Fri, 02 November 2012 08:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thomas Schindl is currently offline Thomas Schindl
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Right - e4 is open for contributions - not necessarily on performance
but if you are willing to take a look you are most welcome.

Another small project with not a too big codebase that is stuffed only
by freetime committers is Nebula which creates custom controls, ... and
because we are at the EMF-newsgroup help would be needed on Eclipse
Databinding and EMF-Databinding ;-)

Tom

Am 02.11.12 06:35, schrieb Ed Merks:
> Jesse,
>
> EMF is a cool project. :-P
>
> I think one of the key issues for the platform team is the performance
> of Eclipse 4.x. Performance work is quite cool in general (at least
> for me personally). I've used Yourkit quite a bit (for a customer
> project) and I like it. I think they have a license for using it for
> free for open source work. The platform team often is frustrated by
> the "tragedy of the commons problem". Everyone uses the platform, but so
> few are willing to contribute to it, even billion dollar revenue
> organizations. I'm quite sure that performance tuning work for e4 would
> get attention and gratitude.
>
>
> On 02/11/2012 1:37 AM, Jesse Weinstein wrote:
>> I'd like to devote some of my available time and effort towards
>> contributing to Eclipse (I'm a happy CDT user, and past user of the
>> JDT), but I'm not sure what projects or areas have active committers
>> who are able and interested in accepting contributions. I've submitted
>> a few (very small) patches (which haven't yet been committed), and got
>> a few encouraging comments, but I'm still rather at a loss as to where
>> I might best help.
>>
>> I'd like to help with the platform (which is why I'm posting here),
>> but I'm open to helping wherever I can be of use. Let me know if this
>> message would be better addressed elsewhere.
>
Re: Suggestions on where to contribute? [message #968130 is a reply to message #968129] Fri, 02 November 2012 08:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thomas Schindl is currently offline Thomas Schindl
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Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Why did I thought that we are the EMF-newsgroup ;-) only because Ed is
responding doesn't mean it is EMF. Need another morning coffee!

Tom

Am 02.11.12 09:01, schrieb Tom Schindl:
> Right - e4 is open for contributions - not necessarily on performance
> but if you are willing to take a look you are most welcome.
>
> Another small project with not a too big codebase that is stuffed only
> by freetime committers is Nebula which creates custom controls, ... and
> because we are at the EMF-newsgroup help would be needed on Eclipse
> Databinding and EMF-Databinding ;-)
>
> Tom
>
> Am 02.11.12 06:35, schrieb Ed Merks:
>> Jesse,
>>
>> EMF is a cool project. :-P
>>
>> I think one of the key issues for the platform team is the performance
>> of Eclipse 4.x. Performance work is quite cool in general (at least
>> for me personally). I've used Yourkit quite a bit (for a customer
>> project) and I like it. I think they have a license for using it for
>> free for open source work. The platform team often is frustrated by
>> the "tragedy of the commons problem". Everyone uses the platform, but so
>> few are willing to contribute to it, even billion dollar revenue
>> organizations. I'm quite sure that performance tuning work for e4 would
>> get attention and gratitude.
>>
>>
>> On 02/11/2012 1:37 AM, Jesse Weinstein wrote:
>>> I'd like to devote some of my available time and effort towards
>>> contributing to Eclipse (I'm a happy CDT user, and past user of the
>>> JDT), but I'm not sure what projects or areas have active committers
>>> who are able and interested in accepting contributions. I've submitted
>>> a few (very small) patches (which haven't yet been committed), and got
>>> a few encouraging comments, but I'm still rather at a loss as to where
>>> I might best help.
>>>
>>> I'd like to help with the platform (which is why I'm posting here),
>>> but I'm open to helping wherever I can be of use. Let me know if this
>>> message would be better addressed elsewhere.
>>
>
Re: Suggestions on where to contribute? [message #968676 is a reply to message #968130] Fri, 02 November 2012 17:01 Go to previous message
Jesse Weinstein is currently offline Jesse Weinstein
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Registered: July 2012
Member
Thanks for the suggestions! I think I'll look in the direction of trying to help with Eclipse 4.x performance. I don't have a great deal of background in that area, but I'll start reading, and see what I can do to help.

Thanks again!
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