Things you should do when you become a committer
This page describes stuff you'd want to do when you become elected a committer -- in other words, when you're given write access to the SpamAssassin codebase. As described at ProjectRoles, the SpamAssassin project has 3 levels of involvement -- the same as many Apache Software Foundation (ASF) projects.
Set Your SVN Password
When your account is created, an ASF infrastructure volunteer will send you a password for the Apache login server (currently people.apache.org). This allows you to log in to set your SVN password, as described here. Here's a quick summary of what to do:
$ ssh -l MYUSERNAME people.apache.org Password: [YOURGENERATEDPASSWORD] $ passwd
And enter your desired password twice to set it. If you have difficulties logging in with SSH for the first time, make sure you use a keyboard interactive password method.
To set your SVN password visit https://svn.apache.org/change-password , and provide your username and generated password to log in.
If all else fails, mail root at apache dot org.
This keeps changing, so look at http://www.apache.org/dev/new-committers-guide.html and http://www.apache.org/dev/version-control.html for a more canonical set of instructions. If those pages differ from this page, they're more likely to be reliable.
Writable SVN checkout
When you become a committer, you should check out the svn repository using the HTTPS url instead of the HTTP one, so that you have read/write access to the repo. To check out from scratch, assuming that you're using the standard svn commandline client:
svn checkout https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/spamassassin/trunk
or, if you have an existing read-only SVN checkout, to switch an existing checkout to HTTPS:
cd /path/to/checkedout/tree svn switch --relocate http:// https://
Changes to the SVN tree can now be checked in directly using svn commit -m 'a comment about the commit'.
The first time a file is checked in using svn commit, you will be prompted for your username and password. This will then be cached for all further commits.
You should first commit a change adding yourself to the CREDITS file. If you want to do additional test commits, you can try something like adding a single newline to the end of an inoffensive file in a subdirectory, and removing it again; that should do the trick.
The first time you commit something your commit message needs to be moderated through, so don't be surprised if it doesn't show up for awhile.
You should also ensure that their checkout has the svn:eol-style property set to native throughout, as (apparently) this policy cannot be set server-wide. Do this by editing the file ~/.subversion/config and adding these lines to the end:
enable-auto-props = yes *.pm = svn:eol-style=native *.pl = svn:eol-style=native *.PL = svn:eol-style=native *.in = svn:eol-style=native *.t = svn:eol-style=native *.c = svn:eol-style=native *.h = svn:eol-style=native *.xml = svn:eol-style=native *.html = svn:eol-style=native *.css = svn:eol-style=native *.bat = svn:eol-style=native
In order to use the NightlyMassCheck to test new rules, create a rulesrc sandbox cd /trunk/rulesrc/sandbox/; mkdir <apache username>. Please use your Apache login as the name for your sandbox.
Rules placed in this directory will then be tested with the nightly mass check once commited to the SVN repository. NOTE: the rulesrc is external to the repository so you must commit changes here seperately, i.e. cd /trunk/rulesrc/sandbox/; svn commit -m 'spammers beware! new rules are on the prowl'
You can review the results of the Nightly Mass Check at http://ruleqa.spamassassin.org/
You should subscribe to the security list by sending a subscription request to security-subscribe -at- spamassassin.apache.org.
Be sure to read how-it-works.html -- there's lots of useful stuff about ASF processes there.
Things the PMC need to do on your behalf
First, propose a vote to add the person as a committer on the private -at- spamassassin.apache.org list. Usually the subject is [VOTE] Name, btw. You need 3 +1s, allow 72 hours, and your own vote counts as one +1.
Upon a successful vote, send an invite to the person (text below). If the invitation is accepted, grant the person's Bugzilla account with the 'EditBugs', 'HasCla', and 'Security' group permissions. This is done by following the "Users" link in Bugzilla, specifying the account by email address, clicking on the correct username, scrolling to "Group Access" and ticking the appropriate checkboxes.
Then, ask infra to set up an apache.org account: http://www.apache.org/dev/pmc.html#newcommitter . The UNIX group to request is "spamassassin".
Once they do this, they'll mail the private list with a mail from root/at/apache noting "Account created: Name (username)".
The PMC chair then needs to follow the instructions at http://www.apache.org/dev/pmc.html#SVNaccess to give the new committer r/w access to the SVN repositories.
Given CPAN co-maint status
Given your CPAN userid, someone with the karma -- this may be just JMASON -- logs in to the PAUSE Share Permissions page, and selects '3.1 Make somebody else co-maintainer', filling in your userid. (This can wait until it's needed, since you probably won't know the committer's CPAN userid right now.)
Given Freshmeat co-maint status
http://freshmeat.net/project-admins/edit/14876/ -- possibly again only jmason can do this and as of May 31, 2012, this project on freshmeat appears long out of date.
To: invitee-email-address Cc: private Subject: Committer status invite from Apache SpamAssassin Dear [First Name], On behalf of the Apache SpamAssassin Project, we are pleased to offer you SVN write access ("commit access") to the SpamAssassin project repositories. Please read these web pages for background on how Apache works and what being a committer means. on committer status SA specifics, http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/ProjectRoles Apache, http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html#roles Committership, http://www.apache.org/dev/committers.html on voting SA specifics, http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/VotingProcedure Apache, http://www.apache.org/foundation/voting.html on SA development http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/DevelopmentStuff If you accept this invitation, please reply in the affirmative and include in your reply your preference of account name at apache.org, and your forwarding email address. Thanks for your sustained contributions to SpamAssassin! Regards, The SpamAssassin PMC