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-====== Contribute ====== 
  
-There are different ​ways in which you can contribute to xfce:+====== 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!
  
-   ​* ​[[.:translate/start|Translation]] - Translate Xfce Applications into different languages.+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 additional helpful information.
  
-   ​* ​[[documentation|Documentation]] - add or translate application manuals on this website.+If you would like to donate to Xfce, please see the [[start#​Donations|Donations]] section.
  
-   * [[.:​bugs/​start|Bugs]] - report or fix Xfce bugs, provide new features +===== Bug Reporting and Testing =====
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-   ​* ​ [[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 contributions, you may want to grab extra permissions ​to e.g. release ​your modifications:+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 reportedWhen 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]].
  
-   * [[.: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!
  
-Additionally,​ Xfce uses the GTK+/Glib family of libraries which can be found at the following:+===== Development =====
  
-  * [[https://​developer.gnome.org/​glib/​2.30/​|GLib]] +See the [[:contribute:dev:start|Xfce Development Information]] page for details on getting a contributor'​s account, working with Git and Xfce source code, and instructions for making releases.
-  * [[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:+===== Documentation =====
  
-  * [[http://zetcode.com/​tutorials/​gtktutorial/|GTK+ Tutorial]] +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 releaseThe wiki is freely available for anyone to edit, refer [[documentation|here]] for information on how to contribute to the documentation. 
-  * [[https://developer.gnome.org/​gtk-tutorial/​2.24/|GTK+ 2.0 Tutorial (Official)]]+   
 +===== Donations =====
  
-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.+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.
  
 +{{https://​www.bountysource.com/​badge/​team?​team_id=849&​style=raised&​.jpg?​}}
 +
 +===== Feature Requests =====
 +
 +Although the philosophy of Xfce is to find the correct balance between features and lightweight,​ it is still possible to request new features.
 +
 +The right approach for larger changes is to discuss them on the mailing list, or on our IRC channel [[irc://​irc.freenode.net/#​xfce-dev|#​xfce-dev on Freenode]] first. You might think your idea is brilliant, but there is a high possibility that there are major downsides.
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 +Afterwards a bug can be opened in the bug tracker. Make sure the //​Importance//​ is set to //normal// and //​enhancement//​.
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 +Obviously it would be nice if you could write a patch that implements the new feature.
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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.
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