[webkit-dev] Getting involved

Jason Anderssen JAnderssen at exactal.com
Mon Feb 18 15:40:37 PST 2013

Thank you Simon for you response and totally understand your stance. What would my best options to help towards this project to get started?

From: Simon Fraser <simon.fraser at apple.com<mailto:simon.fraser at apple.com>>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:30:09 +1000
To: Jason Anderssen <janderssen at exactal.com<mailto:janderssen at exactal.com>>
Cc: "webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org<mailto:webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org>" <webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org<mailto:webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org>>
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Getting involved

On Feb 18, 2013, at 2:45 PM, Jason Anderssen <JAnderssen at exactal.com<mailto:JAnderssen at exactal.com>> wrote:

Hi all,

With a background in development (both windows and MAC) I was wanting to get involved in an open source project that I believe is going to make the world a greater place. So I have decided to get involved with the WebKit project.
I would like to start of by performing the boring work of reformatting code to suite the guidelines as stipulated on the webkit.org<http://webkit.org> website (and double check that they are still up to date), and would like recommendations to which parts of the project could do with the re-formatting first up.  ( I feel this will get me to know the framework, and structure of the code base well, before I can start inputting my coding and help. )

Any feedback to where to start would be very much appreciated

We actually shy away from mass code reformatting. It obscures useful revision history. It's fine to reformat code for code you're actually changing, but reformatting for the sake of reformatting isn't useful, and may be harmful.


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