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-====== Contribute ====== 
  
-[[.:​translate/​start|Translate]]\\ +====== How to Contribute ====== 
-Translate the source code of Xfce.+Xfce is developed by a small group of hard-working volunteersThere are many ways in which you can contribute to Xfce, all of which are most welcome!
  
-[[documentation|Documentation]]\\ +===== Translation ===== 
-How to start writing or translate ​the application manuals on this website.+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.
  
-[[.:​bugs/​start|Bugs]]\\ +===== Donations ===== 
-All there is to know about properly reporting bugs in the [[https://bugzilla.xfce.org|bug tracker]].+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.
  
-[[.:dev/start|Development]]\\ +{{https://​www.bountysource.com/​badge/​team?​team_id=849&​style=raised&​.jpg?}}
-How to contribute code and becoming a developer.+
  
-===== API documentation ​=====+===== 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]].
  
-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/''​.+===== 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. 
 + 
 +===== Communication ===== 
 +There are various ways to get in touch with Xfce developers:​ 
 + 
 +   * 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 stuffjoin the [[https://mail.xfce.org/mailman/listinfo/xfce-i18n|Xfce-i18n mailing list]]
 +   * For anything code relatedgo 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! 
 + 
 +===== 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 accountplease ​[[https://docs.xfce.org/contribute/dev/get-a-contributor-account|see the docs]] for more information. 
 +  * Before getting involved with developmentit 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]].