Contributing to an Eclipse Project: You Can Do It!
Eclipse open source projects reflects the work of its community. At their respective level, anyone can contribute without necessarily having to be an advanced developer. In fact, contributing relatively simple fixes is a great way to start on your path to becoming an advanced developer.
Following an introduction of the different types of contributions and the role that anyone can have, this talk will focus more specifically on the code contribution process from both the perspective of the contributor and the committer who accepts the contribution.
We will explain some standard use cases; show you how to assemble your development environment; and then we will demonstrate the tools, technologies, and process by building and submitting a patch for a real issue live using Git and Gerrit Code Review. For this talk we will focus on some Eclipse Platform UI (including Platform UI Tools) bug reports.
If you also plan to attend the Hackathon Session, this talk will provide a very good introduction to learn the basics.