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

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        Discuss documentation, testing, webmastering, and/or publicity.

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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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      Easy crash bug that can be fixed

      Mark Crispin (formerly very involved in the UW team that maintained alpine) emailed the alpine-info list with a bug that should be easy enough to fix. I can mentor someone interested in working on a patch.

      http://mailman2.u.washington.edu/pipermail/alpine-info/2010-March/003090.html is the link!


         — Asheesh Laroia (paulproteus) · 7 years ago
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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!

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

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      Alpine needs Maildir support

      There's a non-free-software Maildir patch written by Eduardo Chappa. For the Debian package, we can't distribute it. Maildir is a popular way to store emails on disk. It's stressful because the Debian bug has been open for *so* long....

      So we need someone else (preferably someone who has not seen the Chappa Maildir patch) to write a "driver" for Alpine to support reading mails stored in that format.

      Skills needed: C programming -- the code would be mostly string manipulation and a little bit of UNIX file reading. I can mentor with regard to the Alpine internals, and I have a specification written for how the old Maildir patch works.

      An old Debian bug lives at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=405762 .


         — Asheesh Laroia (paulproteus) · 7 years ago
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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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