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Re: Better guidelines for contrib/bug submissions (ITS#2462)

Changes based upon your suggestions have been applied
(excepting the one related to <patches@openldap.org>
as contributing.html doesn't mention that (invalid)
e-mail address).

At 01:45 PM 4/22/2003, h.b.furuseth@usit.uio.no wrote:
>Full_Name: Hallvard B. Furuseth
>Submission from: (NULL) (
>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):
>   See http://www.openldap.org/devel/contributing.html
>   for how to contribute code or documentation to OpenLDAP.
>   Submit contributions via ITS (above), though you may wish
>   to discuss the code on the openldap-devel@openldap.org
>   mailinglist first.  Do not expect anyone to pick up
> contributions mailed to the mailinglists.
>I'mnot 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 header):
>  The Issue Tracking System is used to report bugs in OpenLDAP
>  and to submit contributions.