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-====== ​Contact ​====== +====== ​How to Contribute ​====== 
-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 +===== Translation ===== 
-   * via some [[https://​mail.xfce.org/​mailman/​listinfoXfce mailing list]] - first check if the list is still active !+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.
  
-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.+===== 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.
  
-====== Contribute ======+{{https://​www.bountysource.com/​badge/​team?​team_id=849&​style=raised&​.jpg?​}}
  
-There are different ways in which you can contribute to xfce:+===== 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]].
  
-   * **[[.:translate/start|Translation]]** -- Translate Xfce applications into different languages.+===== 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.
  
-   * **[[documentation|Documentation]]** -- add or translate application manuals on this website.+===== Communication ===== 
 +There are various ways to get in touch with Xfce developers:
  
-   ​* ​**[[.:bugs/start|Bugs]]** -- report or fix Xfce bugsprovide new features +   ​* ​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]]. 
-   ​* ​ **[[https://www.bountysource.com/teams/xfce|Bountysource]]** - Put some money on bugs you want to have fixed +   ​* ​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]].
-    * *[[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 +
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-Once you did some contributions,​ you may want to grab extra permissions to e.g. release your modifications:​ +
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-   ​* ​**[[.:dev/start|becoming a xfce-developer]]** - contributor accountgit access, releases +
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-Xfce API documentation can be found in the [[https://wiki.xfce.org/api_documentation|Xfce development Wiki]] +
  
 +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 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]].