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-====== Contribute ====== 
  
-There are different ​ways in which you can contribute to xfce:+====== How to Contribute ====== 
 +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.+===== 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.
  
-   ​* ​[[documentation|Documentation]] - add or translate application manuals on this website.+===== 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.
  
-   * [[.:​bugs/​start|Bugs]] - report or fix Xfce bugs, provide new features +{{https://​www.bountysource.com/​badge/​team?​team_id=849&​style=raised&​.jpg?​}}
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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:+===== 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 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 accountgit access, releases+===== 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.
  
-===== API documentation ​=====+===== Communication ​===== 
 +There are various ways to get in touch with Xfce developers:
  
-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/''​.+   * 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]].
  
-Additionally, ​Xfce uses the GTK+/Glib family of libraries which can be found at the following:+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!
  
-  * [[https://​developer.gnome.org/​glib/​2.30/​|GLib]] +===== Further Reading ===== 
-  ​* ​[[https://developer.gnome.org/​gio/​2.30/​|GIO]] +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.
-  * [[https://​developer.gnome.org/​gdk2/​2.24/​|GDK]] +
-  * [[https://​developer.gnome.org/​gtk2/​2.24/​|GTK+]] +
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-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]].