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

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      There are forums located at:

      Various mailing lists located at (the primary ones being Xfce, Xfce4-dev, and Xfce-i18n):

      #xfce on freenode IRC is a good place for general questions and issues related to Xfce. A good place where you can help out fellow users as well as learn new things daily.

      For developers:
      http://docs.xfce.org/contribute/start covers some of the basics. You can hop in #xfce-dev on freenode IRC to chat with other contributors as well as subscribe to the developers mailing list at https://mail.xfce.org/mailman/listinfo/xfce4-dev

         — Eric Koegel (eric_the_idiot) · 4 years ago
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      • Tip:

        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?

  • 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 Xfce 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.

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

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Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.
Xfce embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability. It consists of a number of components that provide the full functionality one can expect of a modern desktop environment. They are packaged separately and you can pick among the available packages to create the optimal personal working environment.
Another priority of Xfce is adherence to standards, specifically those defined at freedesktop.org.

from the profile of Eric Koegel (eric_the_idiot)

Homepage: http://xfce.org/
The code is mostly written in C.

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