When the itch is strong enough, don't wait. Create and submit a patch to Eclipse and make Eclipse work your way!
This talk walks you through step by step instructions to create and submit a patch to Eclipse, and provides tips and tricks to find the places to patch faster, create well behaved patches and get better chances that your patch will be integrated.
We will also cover case studies of successful fixes and enhancement, and provide some recipes so you can use your patch right away without having to wait for the next release, which can be important when you are building an Eclipse-based product.
After this session, you should be ready to successfully scratch your own Eclipse itch, and have Eclispe your own way.
Philippe is a passionate open source software developer, Eclipse committer, activist and enthusiast plug-in developer. He is a maintainer for EasyEclipse, an open source distribution of useful Eclipse plug-ins, and active contributor to several open source Eclipse projects, including PHPEclipse, the Visual Editor, the Ajax Tooling Framework, the Drools IDE and more. As a volunteer, he led the Google Summer of Code program for Eclipse for the last two years.
He is the CTO and co-founder of nexB, a software company dedicated to open source and application life-cycle management tools and services. Prior to nexB, he has worked at McDonnell Douglas, Accenture, and BearingPoint in various software development and consulting positions. He has worked on assignments with Apple, BEA, Checkpoint, Cisco, HP, Mercury, Microsoft, NetApp, Oracle, Salesforce.com, SAP and Wind River.
Philippe can be found on Eclipse IRC channels as pombreda.