[Mono-dev] I would like to help out!

Sebastien Pouliot sebastien.pouliot at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 13:52:03 EST 2006

Hello Jared,

On Fri, 2006-02-24 at 17:02 -0500, Jared Solomon wrote:
> My name is Jared Solomon and I am a c# developer. I would like to
> participate in helping fix some bugs for the mono project. 

Welcome aboard!

> I have set up a bugzilla account and joined the mailing list. I plan
> do download the source this weekend and try to start hacking away at
> some bug fixes. Before doing so I had a couple of questions:
> 1. When I fix a bug, how do I submit the bug fix?

a. If the bug is filled in bugzilla then you should attach a patch
(diff) to that bug entry. You can also change the bug summary to start
with "[PATCH]" so it will get more visibility (to be reviewed).

If the bug isn't filled into bugzilla, then you should first fill the
bug, then attach the patch.

If you're unsure if it's a bug or not, then you can ask on this mailing

>  Do I commit it directly to source control (SVN)? 

No, you can't (at least not right now). Read
for more details.

> Or is there a procedure to follow?

There is a lot of useful information on the wiki

You can also search the mailing-list archive for more information.

> 2. What should I include with bug fix? (Regression Test? Sample App?
> Ect?)\

When possible (which should be near 98% of the cases) please add one (or
more) unit test(s) that will be added to our test suite (to avoid future

> 3. Is the any place I should introduce myself? (Mailing list ??)

Mono-devel-list is the right place (and you already did introduce
yourself ;-)

Note that the mono-bugs mailing list is only meant to receive the
changes in bugzilla. You shouldn't send email to that list.

Sebastien Pouliot  <sebastien at ximian.com>
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