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-====== How to Contribute ​======+====== How to contribute to Xfce ======
 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!
  
-===== Translation ===== +For a more in-depth look at how to contribute to Xfceit 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.
-Applicationsmanuals, 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 platformVisit the [[.:​translate/​start|translation docs]] to get started with translating.+
  
-===== Donations ===== +If you would like to donate to Xfce, please see the [[start#​Donations|Donations]] section.
-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. +
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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]]
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 +===== Communication ===== 
 +There are various ways to get in touch with Xfce developers:​ 
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 +   * 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]]. 
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 +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! 
 + 
 +===== Development ===== 
 + 
 +See the [[:​contribute:​dev:​start|Xfce Development Information]] page for details on getting a contributor'​s account, working with Git and Xfce source code, and instructions for making releases.
  
 ===== Documentation ===== ===== Documentation =====
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 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.
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 +===== 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.
  
-===== Get in Touch =====+{{https://​www.bountysource.com/​badge/​team?​team_id=849&​style=raised&​.jpg?​}}
  
-Before starting contribution it may make sense to get in contact with some xfce experts:+===== Feature Requests =====
  
-   * via **[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Internet_Relay_Chat|IRC]]**:​ Join #xfce and #xfce-dev on Freenode +Although the philosophy of Xfce is to find the correct balance between features and lightweight,​ it is still possible to request new features.
-   * via some **[[https://​mail.xfce.org/​mailman/​listinfo| ​Xfce mailing list]]** - first check if the list is still active !+
  
-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.+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]] first. You might think your idea is brilliant, but there is a high possibility that there are major downsides.
  
 +Afterwards a bug can be opened in the bug tracker. Make sure the //​Importance//​ is set to //normal// and //​enhancement//​.
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 +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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