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A "Great Fix" is a contribution from a non-committer that provides a significant improvement in the Java development experience using Eclipse. Ultimately, the committers will decide what constitutes a "Great Fix", but special consideration will be given to performance or stability improvements, and patches that improve the user experience.
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=Who Can participate?=
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To qualify, you must be a contributor who is not a committer on the project that accepts the contribution. So, you can be an Eclipse committer on a different Eclipse project and qualify.
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=Prizes=
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* Winners will receive a state-of-the-art Android tablet (details pending);
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* Runners up will receive an Eclipse t-shirt; and
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* If your patch is accepted, you will receive a coupon for $100 off EclipseCon attendance
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=What is a Great Fix?=
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What constitutes a "Great Fix" varies considerably and is ultimately to the committers involved. However, a "Great Fix" will generally have the following:
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* A corresponding "Great Bug"
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** A bug report in the Eclipse Bugzilla instance;
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** Detailed discussion via bug comments;
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** Marked fixed with the "greatfix" keyword.
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* Code contribution via the mechanism described by the project (e.g. Gerrit)
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** Code conforms to the the style prescribed by the project; and
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** Includes updates and additions to unit tests.
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The contribution must be accepted by a project committer and merged into the corresponding Git repository to qualify.
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=Timing=
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We'll announce the winners every two weeks on a Friday, except on March 12--the last day of EclipseCon which is a Thursday--we'll announce that cycle's winner in the closing session.
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# February 13/2015
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# February 27/2015
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# March 12/2015 (EclipseCon)
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# March 27/2015 (M6)
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# April 10/2015
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# April 24/2015
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# May 7/2015 (M7)
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To qualify, the bug record must be marked fixed with the "greatfix" keyworded added before 900h ET of the announcement day.
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=Where do I start?=
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At the beginning of each cycle, we will select twenty candidate bugs to seed the discussion. Contributors can select from these bugs, or from the larger pool of bugs.
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''Step One: Pick a bug.''
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Here are some good places to look for candidates:
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* Top twenty candidates (pending);
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* [[Platform UI/Plan/4.5/Planning Bugs|Eclipse Platform 4.5 Planning Bugs]]
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* [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=REOPENED&classification=Eclipse&keywords=helpwanted&keywords_type=allwords&list_id=10888770&product=JDT&product=PDE&product=Platform&query_format=advanced "Help Wanted" bugs for the Platform, JDT, and PDE];
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* [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=REOPENED&classification=WebTools&keywords=helpwanted%2C%20&keywords_type=allwords&list_id=10888779&product=WTP%20Common%20Tools&product=WTP%20EJB%20Tools&product=WTP%20Java%20EE%20Tools&product=WTP%20ServerTools&product=WTP%20Source%20Editing&product=WTP%20Webservices&query_format=advanced "Help Wanted" bugs for the Web Tools "Common", EJB Tools, Java EE Tools, Source Editing, and Webservices];
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''Step Two: Sort out how to contribute''
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All projects provide a contribution guide that can help you know what you need to do to ensure that your contribution is accepted.
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* [[Platform UI/How to Contribute|How to Contribute to the Platform UI Project]]
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* You should find a contribution guide in the root of the Git repository
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Use the [[Eclipse Oomph Installer|Oomph Eclipse Installer]] to build your development environment and provision your workspace with the exact source code and workbench configuration you need to get started immediately.
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''Step Three: Connect with the team''
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* Discuss the bug on the bug
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* Use IRC #eclipse
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''Step Four: Contribute!''
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''Step Five: Reap the Rewards. Bask in the glory.''
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