Firstly let me apologise for the length of time it's taken me to get
back to you, although I see that some of the regulars have already
welcomed you into the fold. Also let me thank you for offering some of
your time, and I hope that we can make your time spent here worthwhile.
I think I've added you to the project as a developer with CVS access -
but the sourceforge user interface has its quirks (you'll come to love
it), so please let me know if you have any problems. You should also
have the correct permissions to administrate tracker items. You'll find
documentation on SourceForge to help you get set up, and please call on
us here if you need any assistance.
I think your plan of picking some "low-priority" items to start to find
your way around is a good plan - but please note that the 'priority'
assigned in the trackers is fairly arbitrary: most have the default
'5'; a couple of items that I though were important to deal with have
higher priority, and a few lower. Those with priority '1' have been
dealt with, and will be closed when we make the next release. If you
can't find anything that you think is suitable for starting with in the
trackers, then let me know, and I have a whole list of other items from
which I would be happy to select a handful for you to have a look at.
Good luck, and welcome on board.
> Greetings. My name is Darrik Mazey. I've been a (mostly reading,
> sometimes posting) member of the win32-gui-users list since early 2003.
> I've been using Win32::GUI for quite some time and thought I'd try and
> contribute a little of my spare time back into the project. The project
> has made leaps and bounds since the 0.665 version, and it's my hope that
> I can be of some use. In that spirit I have recently joined the hackers
> list as well.
> I exported the cvs source and began to familiarize myself with it. Once
> I feel comfortable with that, I will try and work on either some low
> priority bugs or feature requests that no one has taken up yet. If
> anyone has any suggestions, tips, unstated best practices, advice, or
> whatever, I'd welcome and greatly appreciate it.
> In a brief About Me, I just want to state that I've been programming for
> many years (C, C++, but my love is for Perl), but I have never
> contributed to a sourceforge project before. Hopefully my inexperience
> in this respect will be forgiven, and I will do my absolute best to
> observe the standards and practices to which you are accustomed, and
> also welcome any pointers, critiques, and helpful criticism you can send
> my way.
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