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      reviewing patches

      There are a lot of patches in Roundup that need to be reviewed. There aren't enough people reviewing patches, so some patches tend to sit around for a long time.

      The Python wiki has a page on Issue workflow that also talks about how to review patches. It's at http://www.python.org/dev/workflow/ .

         — Will Kahn-Greene (willkahngreene) · 8 years ago
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      ways to help out that don't involve writing code

      There's a Helping Out section in the How Python Is Developed page in the Python wiki that walks through different ways to help in non-code-writing ways. It's at at http://www.python.org/dev/intro/#helping-out . If you're interested in helping out, check here.

         — Will Kahn-Greene (willkahngreene) · 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 Python 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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