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Many forms of contributions

There are very different ways how you can contribute and some of them are very easy.  We even consider just complaining a good contribution ;-)   As it's always good to know where we can improve.  If you indicate a constructive proposal of how we could improve it, even better.  If you actually create a pull request and a unit test as part of a jira issue, that's even better.

If you have an idea for a code contribution, just follow the steps below.

1) Signing a contributor agreement

In order for us to be able to accept your contributions, we need you to sign a contributor agreement.  Download, print, sign, scan an individual contributor agreement.  Then send the signed scan to tijs.rademakers AT alfresco dot com.

2) Guidelines

The 2 most important communication channels with the team are the developer forum and our jira issues repository.

Create an issue in our jira issues repository or comment on an existing issue for the work that you plan to commit.  Explain what you plan to do and ask for feedback.

You can propose contributions by forking the activiti repository in your personal github space and then creating a pull request.

Check out http://www.jorambarrez.be/blog/2012/09/24/how-to-write-a-unit-test/ It explains how to write a unit test for a contribution.  When you supply a unit test, it greatly enhances the chance of your contributions to be accepted.

Before you submit a pull request, always run mvn -Pcheck clean install and ensure it runs fine.  It's good if you indicate that you've ran this successfully.

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7 Comments

  1. "Then give me a ping by email as I don't get notified automatically yet."

    Tom - please share your email. I do not see that in your codehaus home page.

  2. Tom, your email address is rejected by alfresco mail server. I try sending ping (wink).

  3. I don't believe Tom works for Alfresco anymore. This page should probably be updated.

  4. Hello, please approve my require for membership for JIRA assignment. Thank you! (smile)

  5. HI, please approve my membership request for JIRA assignment. Thanks

  6. Hi, please approve my membership and update this page, cause those emails are not working. Thanks

  7. Hi, the mail to tom@alfresco.com is being rejected by the server. Please either provide alternative email id, or approve my membership request.