[MacRuby-devel] call for help!
conradwt at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 18:52:11 PST 2009
On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 5:19 PM, Laurent Sansonetti <lsansonetti at apple.com>wrote:
> On Nov 1, 2009, at 5:04 PM, Conrad Taylor wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Laurent Sansonetti <
>> lsansonetti at apple.com> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> Things are shaping pretty nicely in trunk and we expect to release the
>> second beta in a few days. We receive bug reports every day, it's great that
>> people are testing it, and the final release will be awesome :-)
>> If you are interested in contributing to the project and you do not have
>> the time or expertise to learn the source code & contribute patches, there
>> are still crucial things that you could do:
>> I have the following questions in regards to submitting code/patches:
>> 1) Is there an Xcode project file for operating on the source?
> No, there isn't.
So, you tend to do something similar the following:
1) [ create and ] execute the appropriate spec
2) edit the code
4) if spec_passes? go to (5). Otherwise go to (2)
5) move to the next issue
> 2) How does properly create a patch file for submittal and should this be
>> filed as a ticket?
> I recommend using the patch functionality of the SCM you're using. If you
> work with SVN, you can simply change files, then:
> $ svn diff > patch.diff
> And you can enclose the .diff file to a Trac ticket.
>> 1) Test as many Ruby code (gems, libraries) as possible with MacRuby and
>> report us feedback, if the code crashes, runs slowly or leaks all your
>> memory. If you report a runtime crash, it would be even better if you could
>> take the time to reduce the problem into a few lines of Ruby, this saves us
>> (well, me :)) time. Things we don't run yet (but should): rspec, mocha,
>> activesupport (that's a big one!), etc.
>> Yes, activesupport is keeping from playing with activemodel at the moment.
>> Also, RSpec, at the absolute minimum, would be a great addition to the
>> MacRuby project. Is anyone working on activesupport at the moment?
> I looked a few weeks ago and noted a few bugs, that have been fixed since.
> It's a perpetual approach, trying to run something, hitting a bug, reducing
> it, fixing it, etc.
> I would prefer to have rspec working first, though :-)
Laurent, I will take a look at RSpec this week.
> AFAIK nobody is working on this yet.
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