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 ===== Bug Reporting and Testing ===== ===== 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 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 verbosityMozilla 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, ​refer to [[.:​bugs/​start|Bug Reporting and Fixing]].+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 verbosityMozilla 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]].
  
 ===== Documentation ===== ===== 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. 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.
  
 +===== Communication =====
 +There are various ways to get in touch with Xfce developers:
  
-===== Get in Touch =====+   * 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]].
  
-Before starting contribution it may make sense to get in contact with some xfce experts: +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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-   * 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.+
  
 +===== 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]].