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-====== ​Contact ​====== +====== ​How to contribute to Xfce ====== 
-Before starting contribution it may make sense to get in contact with some xfce-developers:+Xfce is developed by a small group of hard-working volunteers. There are many ways in which you can contribute to Xfce, all of which are most welcome!
  
-   * via [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Internet_Relay_Chat|IRC]]:​ Join #xfce and #xfce4-dev on Freenode +===== Development =====
-   * via some [[https://​mail.xfce.org/​mailman/​listinfo| Xfce mailing list]] - first check if the list is still active !+
  
-It as well helps to check the current roadmap in the [[https://​wiki.xfce.org/​|Xfce development Wiki]] in order to get an overview of the currently ongoing development.+  * **[[:contribute:​dev:​get-a-contributor-account|Get a contributors account]]** -- Who can request a developers account and how to do so.
  
-====== Contribute ======+  * **[[:​contribute:​dev:​git:​start|GIT]]** -- How to use the GIT DCVS; a short introduction and Xfce specific things you should know.\\
  
-There are different ​ways in which you can contribute to xfce:+  * **[[:​contribute:​dev:​make-a-release|Making release tarballs]]** -- How to make releases, upload the tarballs and notify the world about it. 
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 +===== Translation ===== 
 +Applications,​ manuals, documentation and many other aspects of Xfce are all translated into different ​languages. Translations are handled ​in [[https://​www.transifex.com/​xfce/​public|Transifex]],​ a web-based translation platform. Visit the [[.:translate/​start|translation docs]] to get started with translating.
  
-   ​* ​[[.:translate/start|Translation]] - Translate Xfce applications into different languages.+===== Donations ===== 
 +If you wish to donate to Xfce, you can do so via [[https://​www.bountysource.com/​teams/​xfce|Xfce’s Bountysource page]]. You can freely donate to the organization itself, or offer a reward to fix a specific bug. Every donation is greatly appreciated,​ but please remember, this is an open source project that is 100% run by volunteers, no one is implicitly obliged to act upon your requests.
  
-   * [[documentation|Documentation]] - add or translate application manuals on this website.+{{https://​www.bountysource.com/​badge/​team?​team_id=849&​style=raised&​.jpg?​}}
  
-   ​* ​[[.:bugs/start|Bugs]] - report or fix Xfce bugsprovide new features +===== Bug Reporting and Testing ===== 
-    +One of the most useful tasks that we rely on the community for is testing and reporting of bugs, you can report bugs on the [[https://​bugzilla.xfce.org/​|Xfce Bugzilla site]], the [[https://mail.xfce.org/mailman/​listinfo/xfce-bugs|Xfce-bugs mailing list]], or you can ask on our IRC channel ​[[irc://irc.freenode.net/#xfce|#xfce on Freenode]] for help. Please do not use the forums to report bugs. Before submitting a bug, please try your best to check if it has already been reported. When writing your bug report, try to be as descriptive as possible, but avoid verbosity; Mozilla has a nice guide on [[https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/​Mozilla/​QA/​Bug_writing_guidelines|how to write a bug report]]For more information,​ see [[.:​bugs/​start|Bug Reporting and Fixing]].
-   ​*  ​[[https://www.bountysource.com/teams/xfce|Bountysource]] ​Put some money on bugs you want to have fixed +
-      * [[https://www.bountysource.com/teams/xfce|{{https://www.bountysource.com/badge/team?​team_id=849&​style=raised&​.jpg?}}]] - as well possible to put a general donation+
  
-Once you did some contributionsyou may want to grab extra permissions ​to e.g. release your modifications:​+===== Documentation ===== 
 +The [[https://​wiki.xfce.org/​|Xfce Wiki]] and [[https://​docs.xfce.org/​|Documentation]] contain many helpful pages that require maintaining and updating with every new release. The wiki is freely available for anyone to editrefer [[documentation|here]] for information on how to contribute ​to the documentation.
  
-   * [[.:dev/​start|becoming a xfce-developer]] - contributor account, git access, releases+===== Communication ===== 
 +There are various ways to get in touch with Xfce developers:
  
-===== API documentation =====+   * For general questions, [[https://​forum.xfce.org/​|Xfce'​s Forum]], the [[https://​mail.xfce.org/​mailman/​listinfo/​xfce|Xfce mailing list]], and our IRC channel [[irc://​irc.freenode.net/#​xfce|#​xfce on Freenode]] ​ are the places to go. 
 +   * For any translation stuff, join the [[https://​mail.xfce.org/​mailman/​listinfo/​xfce-i18n|Xfce-i18n mailing list]]. 
 +   * For anything code related, go to the [[https://​mail.xfce.org/​mailman/​listinfo/​xfce4-dev|Xfce-dev mailing list]], or our IRC channel [[irc://​irc.freenode.net/#​xfce-dev|#​xfce-dev on Freenode]].
  
-Library references can be found in the releases: [[http://​archive.xfce.org/​src/​xfce/​garcon|garcon]][[http://​archive.xfce.org/​src/​xfce/​exo|exo]],​ [[http://​archive.xfce.org/​src/​xfce/​libxfce4ui|libxfce4ui]],​ [[http://​archive.xfce.org/​src/​xfce/​libxfce4util|libxfce4util]],​ [[http://​archive.xfce.org/​src/​xfce/​thunar|thunar]],​ [[http://​archive.xfce.org/​src/​xfce/​xfconf|xfconf]]. They are often also installed by distributions in ''/​usr/​share/​gtk-doc/​html/''​.+All Xfce developers have a real life and live across multiple time zonesIf you don't get an answer straight awaybe patient and stay online!
  
-AdditionallyXfce uses the GTK+/Glib family of libraries which can be found at the following:​ +===== Further Reading ===== 
- +For a more in-depth look at how to contribute to Xfceit is recommended to read [[https://andreldm.com/2018/12/03/xfce-contributor-guide.html|The Ultimate Contributor's Guide to Xfce]] for more information.
-  * [[https://developer.gnome.org/​glib/​2.30/​|GLib]] +
-  * [[https://​developer.gnome.org/​gio/​2.30/​|GIO]] +
-  * [[https://​developer.gnome.org/​gdk2/​2.24/​|GDK]] +
-  * [[https://​developer.gnome.org/​gtk2/​2.24/​|GTK+]] +
- +
-Tutorials for getting started with GTK+ are available at: +
- +
-  * [[http://​zetcode.com/tutorials/gtktutorial/|GTK+ Tutorial]] +
-  * [[https://​developer.gnome.org/​gtk-tutorial/2.24/|GTK+ 2.0 Tutorial (Official)]] +
- +
-If you're looking at writing a panel plugin, you may want to look at the [[http://​git.xfce.org/​panel-plugins/​xfce4-sample-plugin/​|xfce4-sample-plugin]] for an easy start.+
  
 +  * To request a contributor account, please [[https://​docs.xfce.org/​contribute/​dev/​get-a-contributor-account|see the docs]] for more information.
 +  * Before getting involved with development,​ it may help to check [[https://​wiki.xfce.org/​releng/​4.14/​roadmap|the current roadmap]] to get an overview of our current progress.
 +  * A guide to using GIT can be found [[https://​docs.xfce.org/​contribute/​dev/​git/​start|here]].
 +  * For more information on making a release, see [[https://​docs.xfce.org/​contribute/​dev/​make-a-release|Making a Release]].
 +  * Xfce API documentation can be found on the [[https://​wiki.xfce.org/​api_documentation|Xfce development Wiki]].