[Dev] contributing code back to other projects?
john at osafoundation.org
Fri Nov 8 13:34:31 PST 2002
Our success critically depends upon open source technologies, which
currently have lots of problems, so we definitely need to work on them
to make improvements. For example, I've already discovered that Python's
distutils doesn't work with the latest Microsoft compilers. So I fixed
it and submitted a patch. There are also lots of problems with
wxWindows, for example XRC can't represent a toolbar with a non-default
bitmap size or text, so I had to fix the code. There's lots of work to
be done on wxWindows for the Macintosh. I'm trying to get all of the
changes folded back into the projects as soon a possible.
Open Source Applications Foundation
Kevin Altis wrote:
>Andy wrote in his Vista prototype document "we're working hard on creating
>the real thing now, and expect to have code to release publicly around the
>end of the year".
>Given that Chandler relies on a quite a large number of open source projects
>I was wondering what the plans are for contributing code back to the
>projects such as Python, ZODB, wxPython, Jabber, etc.? Will this code become
>available before the main Chandler code base becomes public? I expect that
>the ambitious goals for Chandler will result in fixes and enhancements that
>will benefit the projects Chandler relies on. It may also spur development
>on projects such as jabberpy, which hasn't had many enhancements since early
>In particular, there are probably at least a few wxWindows/wxPython UI
>controls that might be needed for Chandler, that are not already part of the
>standard wxWindows/wxPython 188.8.131.52 set. In other cases, in order to support
>a more consistent look across platforms, enhancements or additions to the
>Linux/GTK and Mac OS X versions of wxPython controls might be needed.
>Regardless, any fixes or additions could be made independent of the main
>This may be more of an administrative management question versus a pure
>development issue, but I would like to hear the plan.
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