Posted by colmsmyth
on September 9, 2006 at 2:38 PM PDT
The sample contribution page shows a diff patch format, but how many Windows developers do you think know how to do this? (for that matter, how many Java developers who do most of their productive work in graphical IDEs know how to use command-line tools?).
If you want to attract contributions, make it easy - give specific instructions that refer to tools available for each platform, starting with Windows.
Then write a plug-in for NetBeans *and* Eclipse that makes this possible from within IDEs!
But just **right now**, maybe you could add the instructions I've posted on
All the best,
Colm (a pending Open Java contributor)