ACE, TAO, CIAO, and DAnCE Bug Fixing Policies
As ACE, TAO, CIAO, and DAnCE have grown in
popularity the volume of mail on the mailing
lists has grown
considerably. While this increase is healthy, and a natural
consequence of the larger number of ACE, TAO, and CIAO users, it is
straining the resources of the researchers in the DOC
group at Washington
University, UC Irvine, and ISIS to respond to all the
traffic immediately. Prompt bug fixes from the DOC group also
discourage the creation of a larger community of users and
support companies who have deep knowledge of how ACE, TAO, and
CIAO work and can help provide bug fixes and new features.
Process for Reporting a Bug
To ensure the continued growth and maturation of ACE, TAO, and CIAO,
and to allow the user and vendor communities to evolve, please make it
a point to abide by the following policies:
Process for Submitting a Bug Fix
We encourage other ACE, TAO, and CIAO users to continue to help
provide fixes and advice in response to github issues and discussions.
If you have a patch that fixes a problem you've found
with our software here's the process for submitting it:
Please be sensitive to the fact that the core DOC group team is
very busy, so we often don't have time to address problems
reported by non-sponsors. If you'd like an immediate response, please
contact me about
becoming a sponsor or contact one of the companies that provides
commercial support for ACE, TAO, and CIAO.
- Use the latest contents of git repository, i.e.,
what's available from
- Create a fork of the ATCD repository and prepare your fixes including documentation
changes and automated unit tests. For any change in ACE create (or augment) a test program
that validates your patch and integrate it into the ACE_ROOT/tests
directory. Clearly document each commit because that information
will end up in the ATCD ChangeLog. When you have tested your changes at least on Windows
and Linux prepare a pull request.
- Create a github pull reuquest at
- If your patch is for a platform/compiler that aren't part of our
scoreboard please consider contributing one or more autobuilds
that can be used to keep track of changes to your platform/compiler
combination and ensure things continue to work as the ACE+TAO source
- By submitting bug fixes submitters acknowledge that they have the
right to do so, that any such submissions are given freely and
unreservedly, and that they waive any claims to copyright or
ownership. In addition, submitters acknowledge that any such
submission might become part of the copyright maintained on the
overall body of code that comprises the DOC software. By making a bug
fix submission, submitter agree to these terms. Moreover, submitters
acknowledge that the incorporation or modification of such submissions
is entirely at the discretion of the moderators of the open-source DOC
software projects or their designees.
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