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Better guidelines for contrib/bug submissions (ITS#2462)
Full_Name: Hallvard B. Furuseth
Submission from: (NULL) (126.96.36.199)
In the OpenLDAP-Software mailinglist, Mark H. Wood writes:
> Let me just say that I've found it extraordinarily difficult to
> discover the proper channels for contributing to OpenLDAP. (...)
I agree. So I suggest this change to the http://www.openldap.org
web page: Under Development, add a link
* (Guidelines for) Contributing -> devel/contributing.html
as the first list item.
Also, add something like this to the end of README (I don't know
how to do that, since README is not in cvs):
for how to contribute code or documentation to OpenLDAP.
Submit contributions via ITS (above), though you may wish
to discuss the code on the firstname.lastname@example.org
mailinglist first. Do not expect anyone to pick up
contributions mailed to the mailinglists.
I'm not sure how this relates to Patches@OpenLDAP.org, which
is mentioned at the top of contributing.html. The advice I
have seen on the mailinglist is as above, not to send to Patches.
Could you clarify that in the contributing.html page?
While I am at it, it would be nice if the main web page said
how to report bugs. So, above 'Search!', add a link
* Bug reporting -> its/
and add the following paragraph at the top of the ITS page (after
The Issue Tracking System is used to report bugs in OpenLDAP
and to submit contributions.