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

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      You can start by dowloading the latest developer build from http://www.genunix.org/dist/indiana. For information on how to compile OpenSolaris from source, check the Developer's Reference at http://hub.opensolaris.org/bin/view/Community+Group+on/devref_toc. OpenSolaris has two bug tracking systems: http://bugs.opensolaris (OS/Net) and http://defect.opensolaris.org. Some bugs are tagged 'oss-bite-size' and should be easy to work on. You can submit code-related questions to the opensolaris-code mailing list. A list of all mailing lists is available at http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo. Besides the mailing lists, make sure to bookmark http://planet.opensolaris.org (RSS aggregator) and, if you feel like chatting, join the #opensolaris channel at irc.freenode.net

         — gtirloni · 8 years ago
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      Noob question: How do we make bug fixes, test them and then submit those fixes?

         — waynecolvin · 8 years ago
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        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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        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 OpenSolaris OS/Net 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.

      • Note:

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

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About OpenSolaris OS/Net


The kernel and core userland of OpenSolaris. Commonly referred to as "ON".

from the profile of Albert Lee (trisk)

The code is mostly written in C.

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