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

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

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

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      We have a number of "bite-size" bugs that anyone can pick up!

      See the list of "bite-size" bugs:
      https://www.illumos.org/issues?query_id=15


         — Albert Lee (trisk) · 2 years ago
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      • Tip:

        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).

      • Example:

        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 illumos that you've been putting off, neglecting, or just plain avoiding?

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      • Examples:

        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.

      • Note:

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

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About illumos

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illumos is the fully open community fork of the OpenSolaris operating system.

Our goal is to foster open development of technologies for the 21st century while building on a twenty-year heritage, but free from the oversight of a single corporate entity and the resulting challenges thereof.

The source code developed by the project forms the foundation of distributions including Nexenta Core Platform, Joyent's new cloud platform, and OpenIndiana.

from the profile of Albert Lee (trisk)

The code is mostly written in C.

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