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HelenOS

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

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      The first step is checking out the latest and greatest sources, build HelenOS and run it in your favorite simulator. A convenient tool chain installer is included to allow you to build for various architectures, configuring the build is straight forward and intuitive. Additionally, its very helpful if you subscribe to our mailing list.


         — Tim Post (TimPost) · 8 years ago
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        Talk about diverse kinds of contributions. Include URLs if relevant (we'll automatically linkify them).

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        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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      Testing

      HelenOS needs alpha and beta testers who can find bugs and document the steps required to reproduce them. If you can make it crash, find usability issues or identify areas that need improvement, we'd love to hear from you.


         — Tim Post (TimPost) · 8 years ago
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      Documentation

      As our components evolved, documentation is needed. Additionally, for those who understand C, source level documentation needs editing and maintaining.


         — Tim Post (TimPost) · 8 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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        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 HelenOS that you've been putting off, neglecting, or just plain avoiding?

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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 HelenOS

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HelenOS aims to be a modern multi server (microkernel) operating system. More information can be found at http://helenos.org

from the profile of Tim Post (TimPost)

The code is mostly written in C.

Volunteer opportunities, etc.

Volunteer opportunities matching HelenOS (206)

There is 1 person who can mentor in HelenOS.

There are 168 people who can mentor in C, HelenOS's primary language.

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