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Etherpad Lite

  • Q: I'd like to participate. How do I begin?

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      Play with the plugins


         — johnyma22 · 6 years ago
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      Join the IRC channel, #etherpad-lite-dev, and learn more about the community and the software from the people there!


         — Mark Holmquist (MarkTraceur) · 6 years ago
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      Check out the plugin and HTTP API documentation, and see if you can make something cool!


         — Mark Holmquist (MarkTraceur) · 6 years ago
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      • Tip:

        Talk about diverse kinds of contributions. Include URLs if relevant (we'll automatically linkify them).

      • Examples:

        Here's how to download and patch our codes…

        Read about our death-defying mailing list and momentous IRC channel at http://lobstermag.net.

  • Q: Other than writing code, how can I contribute?

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      Code comments

      If you can read some code, and try to make sense of it, documenting the code itself with comments would be helpful.


         — Mark Holmquist (MarkTraceur) · 6 years ago
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      Documentation

      There are a bunch of API docs currently that could probably use clarification, spell-checking, grammar-fixing, and so on. Try https://github.com/Pita/etherpad-lite/wiki


         — Mark Holmquist (MarkTraceur) · 6 years ago
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        Discuss documentation, testing, webmastering, and/or publicity.

        Include URLs if relevant (we'll automatically linkify them).

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        We need people to download version 0.4.5 and make sure the frobulator still frobulates correctly.

  • Q: What's a good bug for a newcomer to tackle?

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      Check out the bitesize bugs

      This page should, very soon, have a link to the bitesize bugs for the project.


         — Mark Holmquist (MarkTraceur) · 6 years ago
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        Many projects have good small tasks that can teach newcomers how the project works. Now's your chance to share one of them!

        Include URLs if relevant (we'll automatically linkify them).

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        Someone could improve the photo upload dialog box so that it lets you resize the photo before sending it to the web.

  • Q: What is a bug or issue with Etherpad Lite that you've been putting off, neglecting, or just plain avoiding?

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      Code comments

      Pretty much the code base needs a *lot* more documentation than it currently has in order to make it more understandable.


         — Mark Holmquist (MarkTraceur) · 6 years ago
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        I don't know how to get started with internationalizing my app.

        Bug 392 about printing was filed five years ago, and I don't even know if printing still works.

        I want help from a C coder writing a Maildir patch for Alpine.

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        If this issue was formally filed on the web, be sure to include the URL.

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About Etherpad Lite

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A fork of Etherpad, written entirely in JavaScript (node.js on the backend) and significantly smaller than the original.

from the profile of Mark Holmquist (MarkTraceur)

The code is mostly written in JavaScript.

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