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

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      Depends what you'd like to do. Take a look at http://www.ubuntu.com/community for links to how you can help with artwork, documentation, testing, bug triaging, packaging, translating, and user support.

         — Mackenzie Morgan (maco) · 8 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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      Test and package patches

      There are a lot of patches sitting in Launchpad waiting to be tested and integrated into the package they affect. Join us in #ubuntu-packaging and #ubuntu-reviews on irc.freenode.net if you want to help out!

         — Mackenzie Morgan (maco) · 8 years ago
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        Discuss documentation, testing, webmastering, and/or publicity.

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

      • Example:

        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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      Harvest is a tool that aggregates development opportunites in Ubuntu, many of them bite-sized, etc.

      Check it out: http://harvest.ubuntu.com

         — dholbach · 7 years ago
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      100 papercuts in Ubuntu & 10 in Kubuntu are selected each release. They're fairly small things that have an impact on usability.

         — Mackenzie Morgan (maco) · 8 years ago
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      Bite -sized Bug

      Search for the bite-sized bug, it may be easy

         — Nigel Babu (nigelbabu) · 8 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 Ubuntu 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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