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-====== ​Contact ​====== +====== ​How to contribute to Xfce ====== 
-Before starting contribution it may make sense to get in contact with some xfce experts:+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 +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.
-   * 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.+If you would like to donate to Xfce, please see the [[start#​Donations|Donations]] section.
  
-====== Contribute ======+===== Bug Reporting and Testing ​=====
  
-There are different ways in which you can contribute to xfce:+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]].
  
-   * [[.:​translate/​start|Translation]] - Translate ​Xfce applications into different languages.+===== Communication ===== 
 +There are various ways to get in touch with Xfce developers:
  
-   * [[documentation|Documentation]] - add or translate application manuals ​on this website.+   ​* ​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]].
  
-   * [[.:​bugs/​start|Bugs]] - report or fix Xfce bugs, provide new features +All Xfce developers have a real life and live across multiple time zonesIf you don't get an answer straight away, be patient and stay online!
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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:​+===== Development =====
  
-   ​* ​[[.:dev/start|becoming a xfce-developer]] contributor account, ​git access, releases+See the [[:contribute:dev:start|Xfce Development Information]] page for details on getting a contributor'​s ​account, ​working with Git and Xfce source codeand instructions for making ​releases.
  
-Xfce API documentation can be found in the [[https://​wiki.xfce.org/​api_documentation|Xfce development Wiki]] ​+===== Documentation =====
  
-===== API 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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 +===== Donations ​=====
  
-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/''​.+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 itselfor offer a reward to fix a specific bugEvery donation is greatly appreciatedbut please rememberthis is an open source project that is 100% run by volunteersno one is implicitly obliged to act upon your requests.
  
-Additionally,​ Xfce uses the GTK+/Glib family of libraries which can be found at the following:+{{https://​www.bountysource.com/​badge/​team?​team_id=849&​style=raised&​.jpg?​}}
  
-  * [[https://​developer.gnome.org/​glib/​2.30/​|GLib]] +===== Feature Requests =====
-  * [[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:+Although the philosophy of Xfce is to find the correct balance between features and lightweight,​ it is still possible to request new features.
  
-  * [[http://zetcode.com/​tutorials/​gtktutorial/|GTK+ Tutorial]] +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]] firstYou might think your idea is brilliant, but there is a high possibility that there are major downsides.
-  * [[https://​developer.gnome.org/​gtk-tutorial/​2.24/​|GTK+ 2.0 Tutorial (Official)]]+
  
-If you're looking at writing ​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.+Afterwards ​bug can be opened in the bug tracker. Make sure the //Importance//​ is set to //normal// and //enhancement//.
  
 +Obviously it would be nice if you could write a patch that implements the new feature.
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 +===== Translation =====
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 +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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