[horde] Horde needs you!
jan at horde.org
Tue Oct 18 06:57:51 PDT 2005
As explained in my previous mail, we currently have a break in Horde
We started release cycles for the x.1 versions of most stable
applications, namely Horde 3.1, IMP 4.1, Turba 2.1, Ingo 1.1, Kronolith
2.1, Nag 2.1, and Mnemo 2.1. Getting the code for these versions stable
is a lot of work and some of the core developers will focus on other
areas of development in the next few weeks.
Thus we need any hand willing to help, *especially* from
non-developers! This is a good time to contribute to the project if you
always wanted to but never had the developing skills to do so.
It's new code, so it has a lot of bugs. Help testing the new versions
using CVS checkouts or snapshots, find bugs, check if they don't exist
in the bugs database (http://bugs.horde.org) yet, describe them as
detailed as possible. If you can, try to track the bugs down in the
code as deep as possible. Try to describe exact steps to reproduce the
You can also help improving existing bug reports, doing the same as
2) Backward Compatibility
Run cross-version tests to see if all code is still backward
compatible. That means, run the new applications with a Horde 3.0.x
install, or Horde 3.1 with older application versions.
Read the available documentation, check if it is still correct. See if
you can improve it or if something is missing or unclear. Most
documentation can be found in the modules' docs/ directories, but the
help files in locale/en_US/help.xml are important too.
Browse through the wiki (http://wiki.horde.org) looking for outdated
infomation, e.g. in the FAQ.
Check if upgrading instructions are correct and complete. Most of it is
probably missing yet. Describe steps that were necessary to upgrade
your own installations to the newer versions. Contribute upgrade
scripts, for database updates or data migration, if necessary.
Help other users with problems on the mailing list. The more we
developers can concentrate on the code, the sooner we will have stable
There are probably several other areas where you can help out, other
developers, please chime in.
Thanks for making Horde better, Jan.
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