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 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! 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!
-==== Contribute ​====+===== 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.
-There are different ways in which you can contribute ​to xfce:+===== 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.
-   * **[[.:translate/start|Translation]]** -- Translate Xfce applications into different languages+{{https://​www.bountysource.com/​badge/​team?​team_id=849&​style=raised&​.jpg?​}}
-   * **[[documentation|Documentation]]** -- add or translate application manuals ​on this website+===== 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]].
-   * **[[.:​bugs/​start|Bugs]]** -- report or fix Xfce bugs, provide new features +===== 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.
-   *  **[[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?​}}]] - it is 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:+===== Communication ===== 
 +There are various ways to get in touch with Xfce developers:
-   ​* ​**[[.:dev/start|becoming a xfce-developer]]** - contributor accountgit access, releases +   ​* ​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]]
-Xfce API documentation can be found in the [[https://wiki.xfce.org/api_documentation|Xfce development Wiki]]  +   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]].
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-===== Get in Touch ===== +
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-Before starting contribution it may make sense to get in contact with some xfce experts: +
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-   * via **[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/​Internet_Relay_Chat|IRC]]**:​ Join #xfce and #xfce-dev on Freenode +
-   ​* ​via some **[[https://​mail.xfce.org/​mailman/​listinfo| Xfce mailing list]]** - first check if the list is still active ! +
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-It as well might help to check the current roadmap in the **[[https://wiki.xfce.org/|Xfce development Wiki]]** in order to get an overview on ongoing development. +
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-====== Contribute ====== +
- +
-There are different ways in which you can contribute to xfce: +
- +
-   * **[[.:​translate/start|Translation]]** -- Translate ​Xfce applications into different languages +
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-   * **[[documentation|Documentation]]** ​-- add or translate application manuals on this website +
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-   * **[[.:​bugs/​start|Bugs]]** -- report ​or fix Xfce bugs, provide new features +
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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?​}}]] - it is 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:​ +
- +
-   * **[[.:dev/start|becoming a xfce-developer]]** - contributor account, git 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]].