I would like to get an SVN account

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Fri Jun 13 20:08:28 CEST 2008

Colin Leroy wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm writing because I'd love to get an SVN account to svn.xfce.org. 
> I'm asking because it seems I'm doing more patches than I initially
> thought I'd do for some Xfce components, and they sometimes linger in
> Bugzilla even after getting positive review (generally on the IRC
> channel), the most often because of the passing time that passes too
> fast for developers to have enough :)
> I'm quite used to C, GTK+ and SVN itself, tend to respect others'
> coding style and am generally careful in not commiting random things.

Excellent.  Too often I see people catting /dev/urandom into files and 
then committing the result!

Note, though, that getting SVN access isn't a license to commit 
anywhere.  Most (well, maybe about half) of the modules are owned by 
someone, and we have a policy of not committing non-trivial patches to 
other people's modules without asking first.

> You can see some of my work on Xfce Bugzilla:
> http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2712
> http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3061
> http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3900
> http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3913
> http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3994
> http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4118
> http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3349

That's more patches right there than your average Xfce contributor 

> The rest of it is mainly visible in Claws Mail's code, which is my
> primary project.

I knew your name sounded familiar...  awesome mail client ^_^.

> I don't intend to become a full-(spare)-time hacker on
> Xfce, but I think I can provide a bit of help from time to time.

I'm ok with this, but we'll need to discuss it among the other core 
devs.  Would you mind popping into #xfce-dev so we can get to know you a 
bit?  Just PM one of us and ask for voice.


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