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  • Q: I'd like to participate. How do I begin?

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      First, you probably want to try out the JBoss Forge shell so that you understand what it can do. You can find a tutorial here: http://jboss.org/forge.

      Likely, there's a feature you want that Forge doesn't provide. So the best way to contribute to Forge is by writing a plugin. You can find lots of plugins that have already been written at http://github.com/forge.

      If you want to get an idea about what plugin to write, check out the brainstorming issue report: http://tinyurl.com/forge-brainstorming.

      Once you decide you want to start working on a plugin, or even the Forge core framework, stop by and say hi on the mailinglist: https://lists.jboss.org/mailman/listinfo/forge-dev.


         — Dan Allen (mojavelinux) · 6 years ago
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        Talk about diverse kinds of contributions. Include URLs if relevant (we'll automatically linkify them).

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        Here's how to download and patch our codes…

        Read about our death-defying mailing list and momentous IRC channel at http://lobstermag.net.

  • Q: Other than writing code, how can I contribute?

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      Suggest ideas

      Forge is all about plugins. Try to use Forge to develop a project. If you find there's a task you need to do and Forge doesn't provide help, add your suggestion to the issue tracker: http://issues.jboss.org/browse/FORGE


         — Dan Allen (mojavelinux) · 6 years ago
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      Write a guide

      There are many developers that don't know how much Forge could be helping them. Write a guide that explains how they can use Forge and how it will make life better for them. Be sure to include all the tips that help them get started, especially the ones you had to find out yourself.


         — Dan Allen (mojavelinux) · 6 years ago
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        Discuss documentation, testing, webmastering, and/or publicity.

        Include URLs if relevant (we'll automatically linkify them).

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        We need people to download version 0.4.5 and make sure the frobulator still frobulates correctly.

  • Q: What's a good bug for a newcomer to tackle?

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      Change checkout directory to ~/.forge/plugin-sources

      The git-plugin command needs to use ~/.forge/plugin-sources/ instead of the /tmp directory so that developers can hack on installed plugins more easily.

      This feature is tracked by the following issue report: https://issues.jboss.org/browse/FORGE-340


         — Dan Allen (mojavelinux) · 6 years ago
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        Many projects have good small tasks that can teach newcomers how the project works. Now's your chance to share one of them!

        Include URLs if relevant (we'll automatically linkify them).

      • Example:

        Someone could improve the photo upload dialog box so that it lets you resize the photo before sending it to the web.

  • Q: What is a bug or issue with JBoss Forge that you've been putting off, neglecting, or just plain avoiding?

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      Undo feature

      Many Forge plugins change the files in the project. But everyone makes mistakes. At some point, a developer will want to revert the changes made by one of these plugins.

      One idea we have is to perform the changes in a sandbox and track the modifications using git. Those changes can either be run in reverse, or the plugin can be tested in the sandbox and then the changes can be made to the project.

      Details can be found in this issue report: https://issues.jboss.org/browse/FORGE-320


         — Dan Allen (mojavelinux) · 6 years ago
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        I don't know how to get started with internationalizing my app.

        Bug 392 about printing was filed five years ago, and I don't even know if printing still works.

        I want help from a C coder writing a Maildir patch for Alpine.

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        If this issue was formally filed on the web, be sure to include the URL.

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About JBoss Forge

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JBoss Forge is a command framework, built on standard Java APIs, that enables rapid-application development. It's primarily a commandline shell that can be extended through plugins. Plugins typically generate projects or enhance them incrementally. However, a plugin can be written to perform any computing function.

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The code is mostly written in Java.

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