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Re: More metaproblem

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: More metaproblem
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:54:37 +0200

> Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:23:10 +0100
> From: Przemysław Wojnowski <address@hidden>
> 1. How to build a project from source
> (http://lars.ingebrigtsen.no/2014/11/13/welcome-new-emacs-developers/ is a
> good start).

Is it different from INSTALL.REPO in the Emacs tree?

> 2. How to run (automated) tests - IMHO a must if a project want to be
> perceived as modern by young developers. Without automated tests young devs
> will think that project stuck in 80's. Moreover, automated tests enable
> refactoring, which is standard now. Writing tests is very good starting point
> for new devs, because one can learn about the system and make it more
> resistant to unintended changes at the same time.

Did you look in tests/ ?

> 4. GH has fantastic pull requests that make contribution easier to do and less
> public, which is encouraging. Here, sending patches to the list, is
> technically harder (less of a problem) and discouraging (send a patch and
> watch 100 emails humiliating you :-) ).

When did you see 100 humiliating emails in response to a patch?  I
think you have some other project/forum in mind.

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