[Mono-dev] I'm hooked

Robert Wilkens robwilkens at gmail.com
Sun May 27 02:42:24 UTC 2012

You make a good point, i was wrong.  I dreaded doing the tests only because i knew they weren't doing anything useful in terms of functionality of the project in the short term, but i did learn a lot in the test generation process, and in the end always had fun with that too.

I'm sort of struggling deciding which direction to go next, but i've got to find my comfort level i guess.  I think my best bet is to start with the easier problems (if there are any more) that no one else felt was worth their time (or they're too busy with real fires to put out), and familiarize myself as I go with things i'm uncomfortable with (like setting up an apache/asp.net development environment - as a small example).


On May 26, 2012, at 2:50 AM, Stifu wrote:

> Tests are part of the fun, IMO. And they prove you're not just randomly
> changing code for the sake of it.
> I haven't contributed much, but I guess something like 3/4 of the code I
> submitted it was tests.
> Rob Wilkens wrote
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>> Glad to hear it -- I enjoy it but the part that is more like work is
>> generating tests ;-) and actually running the test.  The rest of it is
>> fun.  Still, I respect the process, and by request, have added a unit
>> test to my pull request.
>> - -Rob
>> On 05/25/2012 05:09 PM, Rodrigo Kumpera wrote:
>>> I love to see people excited with contributing to mono.
>>> Thanks for taking take to do this. Everyone in the community
>>> appreciate your effort.
>>> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 5:56 PM, Rob Wilkens <robwilkens@>
>>> wrote:
>>> After fixing the bug i reported myself a few weeks ago, i had my 
>>> doubts as to whether the commit would be accepted as a newbie
>>> here. But it was!
>>> So, i'm hooked!  I just submitted another patch(commit) today via 
>>> github.
>>> This one for bug #853 
>>> https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=853
>>> I realize posting to the list for each individual fix probably
>>> isn't necessary, but i am new here, so i want to say that if any of
>>> the people responsible have any questions, I am subscribed here.
>>> I probably won't start on any other bug reports until this one
>>> goes thru (or not).  I realize it may be 3+ weeks like last time,
>>> which is fine, because i need to pace myself.  I'm the type of
>>> person to get obsessive over this kind of thing.
>>> -Rob
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