[rabbitmq-discuss] Hacking on RabbitMQ?

Eugene Kirpichov ekirpichov at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 11:02:50 GMT 2011

Thanks, this will definitely help! (though I do not promise that I'll start
doing something immediately)

What about the list of open issues? I found an email from 2009 that there
is no public bugtracker, but maybe did one appear?..

On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 2:44 PM, Alvaro Videla <videlalvaro at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I wrote a couple of docs some months ago and you can find them here:
> https://github.com/videlalvaro/rabbit-internals
> Feel free to fix them/expand them but I'm not sure if they will help much.
> Regarding the msg_store and the msg_index the modules there have a lot of
> docs in the source code itself.
> Then take a look at the .hrl files, specially those that define Erlang
> behaviours… those have a lot of docs on what each function should
> implement. I always open the behaviour definitions and then grep for
> modules implementing them and start from there.
> Then on the rabbit_types.erl you can get a lot of insights since you can
> see what a "binding_destination" is for example. You can see what the
> record structures are and so on.
> Read the module proper/quickcheck specs. Those can give you some info
> about the expected behavior.
> For exchanges I would just read other plugin exchanges. Notably those
> written by Matthew like the consistent hashing exchange. I think the
> implementation of the topic exchange is quite interesting too.
> Regarding Erlang/OTP itself keep in mind that RabbitMQ uses its of
> gen_server2 module. There might be other custom modules too that improve on
> OTP itself.
> I hope this helps,
> Alvaro
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 11:31 AM, Eugene Kirpichov <ekirpichov at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Does there exist an openly accessible list of open issues in RabbitMQ
>> (not client libraries), classified by difficulty / severity?
>> Does there exist an architectural guide for developers? (I saw the
>> comments in source - they're very informative, but a still higher-level
>> overview would be even better)
>> I'd be interested in spending some of my free time trying to fix them -
>> both for helping RabbitMQ and for getting some experience with Erlang :)
>> --
>> Eugene Kirpichov
>> Principal Engineer, Mirantis Inc. http://www.mirantis.com/
>> Editor, http://fprog.ru/
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Eugene Kirpichov
Principal Engineer, Mirantis Inc. http://www.mirantis.com/
Editor, http://fprog.ru/
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