Discussion of freeWAIS-sf mostly happens in `comp.infosystems.wais'. Please make sure that you have the term `freeWAIS-sf' somewhere in the subject line and the version you are referring to somewhere in the body. Please do not send mails to me. I will answer postings in c.i.w if they are of general interest - and I have the time. Do not reply to my postings by mail. Keep the readers of c.i.w informed by posting there.
There is a mailing-list about freeWAIS-sf, which is intended for beta testers. Messages to `firstname.lastname@example.org' will be forwarded to the subscribers. To join the mailing-list send a mail to `email@example.com':
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Send bug reports not referring the last version to the newsgroup (see section Newsgroup comp.infosystems.wais).
If you are sure that you use the latest version, try to submit patches rather than bug reports. See section Submitting Patches.
If you cannot solve the problem, send the bug report to the mailing-list. See section freeWAIS-sf Mailing-list.
Include if possible:
Remember that clients are not the focus of freeWAIS-sf. So definitely we are only interested in patches for problems with the clients.
If you submit patches, make sure that they apply to the latest version. If you have patches for old version, please verify that the problem persists with the latest version and try you path on it. Otherwise send the patch to the newsgroup (see section Newsgroup comp.infosystems.wais).
Patches for the newest version should be send to the mailing-list. See section freeWAIS-sf Mailing-list.
Try to send in context diffs like the ones generated by `diff -c'. Try to restrain from reformatting and indenting the source before generating the patch to restrict the differences to the real changes. Please also include diffs to the `Changelog' in each directory of the distribution. Add a description of your patch stating the problem, the solution, and the names of the functions you changed.