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SVN Modification Policy: Contact Author First

Changes requested to a TWikiExtension package can often be handled by posting a patch to the Dev topic for the package. For larger changes, the author has requested that you try to contact them first before checking in changes. Contact the author by adding a note to the appropriate dev topic, or by direct e-mail to the author. If the authors email address is not available contact a member of the TWikiAdminGroup and we can relay the message by email.

Please note that the purpose of the "contact author first" policy is to have a committed developer who maintains the extension. It is not meant to indicate exclusive check-in rights to the extension. TWiki is a collaborative project that is open to interested people who would like to contribute.

Since 2005 many Plugin authors rarely read the Dev topics so it is also adviced to report bugs and post patches on a bug item on Bugs:WebHome. Especially if the plugin author is one of the known core developers your chance of being seen and heard is larger if you post a bug report on the Bugs database. And if you later check in an update on Subversion you will need this bug report anyway on the checkin message.

If the author does not respond within a reasonable time (say 2 weeks), then post a note to the Dev topic indicating that you propose to check in changes, with a detailed description of the changes and preferably a patch. If there are no protests after a reasonable time (again 2 weeks), then you may check in. This seems like a long time to wait, but experience shows that authors are often out of contact for extended periods.

Note that you should always ensure you get the most recent version from Subversion and always run any tests provided with the package and ensure they pass before committing changes.

The following are listed as ContactAuthorFirst:

Extension Author
iconPluginPackage.gif AttachLinkPlugin TWiki:Main.TimotheLitt
iconObsoletePluginPackage.gif CacheContentPlugin TWiki:Main.MeredithLesly
iconPluginPackage.gif ChecklistPlugin TWiki:Main.DanielRohde
iconPluginPackage.gif ChecklistTablePlugin TWiki:Main.DanielRohde
iconPluginPackage.gif ClamScanPlugin TWiki:Main.TimotheLitt
iconObsoleteAddOnPackage.gif ConfigPanelAddOn TWiki:Main/RafaelAlvarez
iconPluginPackage.gif ConnectByRestPlugin TWiki:Main/MichaelGulitz
iconPluginPackage.gif ControlsPlugin TWiki:Main.ThomasWeigert
iconIncompletePackage.gif CssZenGardenSkin  
iconPluginPackage.gif DBIQueryPlugin TWiki:Main.VadimBelman
iconContribPackage.gif DatabaseContrib TWiki:Main.ThomasWeigert
iconPluginPackage.gif EcoTrashPlugin TWiki:Main.TimotheLitt
iconPluginPackage.gif EditHiddenTablePlugin TWiki:Main/ThomasWeigert
iconIncompletePackage.gif EditSectionPlugin TWiki:Main.ThomasWeigert
iconPluginPackage.gif EditTablerowPlugin TWiki:Main/ThomasWeigert
iconPluginPackage.gif EnhancedXpTrackerPlugin TWiki:Main.SrikanthRevanuru
iconPluginPackage.gif ExcelImportExportPlugin TWiki:Main.ThomasWeigert, based on code by TWiki:Main.ClausLanghans
iconPluginPackage.gif ExplicitNumberingPlugin TWiki:Main.MartinVlach, TWiki:Main.ThomasWeigert (21 Nov 2006)
iconObsoleteAddOnPackage.gif FormMeta2ExcelAddOn TWiki:Main/ClausLanghans
iconPluginPackage.gif FormQueryPlugin TWiki:Main/CrawfordCurrie, TWiki:Main/ThomasWeigert
iconPluginPackage.gif GenerateSearchPlugin TWiki:Main/ThomasWeigert
iconPluginPackage.gif GitPlugin
Proposed and initially developed as class project for TWiki:Main/ThomasWeigert 's CS397 "Software Systems Development" at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Fall 2009 by Joshua Bohde, Afik Cohen, Peter Hoeft, Jeff Arneson, Jessica Egler, Kenneth Perry, Steven Wallace, and further enhanced by Yao Zhou and Brute Ma of UniqueSoft LLC.
iconObsoletePluginPackage.gif GoogleWeatherPlugin TWiki:Main.TimotheLitt
iconObsoletePluginPackage.gif HideInEditModePlugin TWiki:Main/DonnyKurniawan, TWiki:Main/MeredithLesly
iconPluginPackage.gif HolidaylistPlugin TWiki:Main.PeterJones, TWiki:Main.DanielRohde
iconObsoletePluginPackage.gif HtmlFormsPlugin TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit
iconPluginPackage.gif ImagePlugin TWiki:Main.CraigMeyer
iconPluginPackage.gif IpPlugin TWiki:Main.TimotheLitt
iconObsoletePluginPackage.gif JQueryDevPlugin TWiki:Main.StephaneLenclud
iconObsoleteAddOnPackage.gif KupuEditorAddOn TWiki:Main.DamienMandrioli & TWiki:Main.RomainRaugi
iconObsoleteContribPackage.gif OpenIDUserContrib TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit - SvenDowideit@distributedINFORMATIONPLEASENOSPAM.com
iconContribPackage.gif OpenIdRpContrib TWiki:Main/IanKluft
iconObsoleteContribPackage.gif OpenIdUserContrib  
iconObsoleteAddOnPackage.gif PluginCvsToolsAddOn  
iconObsoletePluginPackage.gif PrologPlugin TWiki:Main/AndreaSterbini
iconPluginPackage.gif RackPlannerPlugin TWiki:Main.DanielRohde
iconIncompletePackage.gif RolebasedRenderingPlugin  
iconPluginPackage.gif SectionalEditPlugin TWiki:Main.DanBoitnott
iconObsoleteContribPackage.gif SharedCode  
iconPluginPackage.gif SignaturePlugin TWiki:Main/ThomasWeigert
iconPluginPackage.gif SpreadSheetPlugin TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
iconAddOnPackage.gif TWikiLibForPhpAddOn TWiki:Main.ViliamSimko
iconPluginPackage.gif TWikiUmlPlugin TWiki:Main.CarlosManzanares
iconPluginPackage.gif ThreadedDiscussionPlugin TWiki:Main/ThomasWeigert
iconPluginPackage.gif ThumbnailPlugin TWiki:Main.TimotheLitt
iconPluginPackage.gif TimeTablePlugin TWiki:Main.DanielRohde
iconPluginPackage.gif TracQueryPlugin TWiki:Main.ThomasWeigert
iconAddOnPackage.gif WebFetchAddOn TWiki:Main.IanKluft
iconPluginPackage.gif WundergroundPlugin TWiki:Main.TimotheLitt
iconPluginPackage.gif X509UserPlugin TWiki:Main.TimotheLitt
iconPluginPackage.gif XmlRpcPlugin TWiki:Main.ZoltanGecse
iconContribPackage.gif YetAnotherDBCacheContrib TWiki:Main/CrawfordCurrie developed the original version of this contrib. Changes to functionality by TWiki:Main/ThomasWeigert.
iconPluginPackage.gif YetAnotherFormQueryPlugin TWiki:Main/CrawfordCurrie, TWiki:Main/ThomasWeigert
iconPluginPackage.gif YetAnotherXpTrackerPlugin TWiki:Main.RichardBennett, TWiki:Main.MartinWatt, TWiki:Main.ThomasWeigert
Number of topics: 54

-- Contributors: CrawfordCurrie, MartinCleaver, PeterThoeny, ThomasWeigert - 05 Mar 2008


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Topic revision: r10 - 2008-03-06 - MichaelDaum
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