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contribute:start [2019/04/09 14:10]
blueberrybrownie [Get in Touch]
contribute:start [2019/09/07 02:59]
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-====== How to Contribute ​======+====== How to contribute to Xfce ======
 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! 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!
  
 +===== Development =====
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 +  * **[[:​contribute:​dev:​get-a-contributor-account|Get a contributors account]]** -- Who can request a developers account and how to do so.
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 +  * **[[:​contribute:​dev:​git:​start|GIT]]** -- How to use the GIT DCVS; a short introduction and Xfce specific things you should know.\\
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 +  * **[[:​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 ===== ===== 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. 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.
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 ===== Bug Reporting and Testing ===== ===== 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 verbosityMozilla 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, ​refer to [[.:​bugs/​start|Bug Reporting and Fixing]].+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 verbosityMozilla 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]].
  
 ===== Documentation ===== ===== 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 edit, refer [[documentation|here]] for information on how to contribute to the 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 edit, refer [[documentation|here]] for information on how to contribute to the documentation.
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 ===== Communication ===== ===== Communication =====
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    * 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]].    * 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]].
  
 +All Xfce developers have a real life and live across multiple time zones. If you don't get an answer straight away, be patient and stay online!
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 +===== Further Reading =====
 +For a more in-depth look at how to contribute to Xfce, it is recommended to read [[https://​andreldm.com/​2018/​12/​03/​xfce-contributor-guide.html|The Ultimate Contributor'​s Guide to Xfce]] for more information.
  
 +  * 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]].