[squeak-dev] MessageNames: clicking on class names

Ken Causey ken at kencausey.com
Wed Mar 31 21:45:21 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-03-31 at 22:52 +0200, Frank Shearar wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm not entirely sure how to contribute to the inbox. Well, I know 
> enough to commit a change to the inbox :) I mean the social process 
> aspect of things. So anyway, feel free to correct me on etiquette and 
> protocol.

I have nothing to correct really, but I thought I would comment on the
etiquette since you brought it up.  I may be overlooking something but
the only things I would suggest for inbox committers is:

1. Update completely to current trunk before submitting to the inbox.
This ensure that your submission's ancestor will be the most recent
version in the trunk and is about the best you can do to make it easier
on core developers to merge your changes.

2. Write a good comment.  Try to keep it terse but touch on the main
points and if there is a Mantis issue, note the relevant issue

3. Another I've thought of which is purely optional but I think we
should consider strongly suggesting is that you create an account at
source.squeak.org and login before committing.  Certainly the repository
is world-writable but submitting it with your account helps to ensure
proper attribution and also gives us a point to ensure that submitters
have agreed to the MIT licensing.

Truthfully I would advocate requiring signing in, but this would require
changes to SqueakSource to enforce I believe and may be considered an
unnecessary hurdle.

That's all I can think of at the moment anyway,


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