Timid new guy in the doorway

Jouni Heikniemi jth at mikrobitti.fi
Mon Feb 23 10:10:05 UTC 2004

At 15:47 20.2.2004 +1100, you wrote:
>I'm a developer with a fair bit of time on my hands.
>I'd like to help out.

Help is always welcome, especially on the Win32 field. :-) Some suggestions 
on where you might want to start (possibly in order of ascending difficulty):

1) Test the latest patch on bug 84876 (MTA megabug) on any platform you can 
find, but especially Windows

2) Go through the subject matter of bug 143490 (checksetup and 
unix-specific stuff) and think about the solutions: How to avoid using stty 
on Windows, how to replace "which" and so on. Write a patch if you can, but 
even figuring out the best approaches is a good start.

3) Take part in bug 190212 (admin templatization) and its dependencies. It 
is a good - and painful - way to introduce yourself to various parts of 
Bugzilla development, including but not limited to illusions of perfection, 
conflicting review comments and encountering new architectural features 
you've never heard of ("That DB interface was deprecated 7 hours ago, 
rewrite this code!") ;-)

4) Get bug 183753 (collectstats pipe open) fixed, preferably without having 
to do a potentially destabilizing 100k-code rewrite.

Feel free to ask for advice or code reviews!


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