How Can I Help?

Thank you for visiting this page. This hopefully means you are interested in helping us making #develop an even better Open Source IDE. Now you want to know how to go about it, great!

Here you go:

  • Report Bugs. Please read the essay on bug reporting best practices we linked in the forum first. A bug report stating something like 'The #develop Forms Designer doesn't work on my computer' will not be of any help.
  • Submit Patches. #develop is quite a big piece of code by now, small bugs that can be easily fixed therefore are unavoidable. If you find such a bug and fix it, please contact us in the Bug reporting forum first (to avoid duplication of work). For patch submission details, please see joining the team.
  • Write Documentation. We are aware that writing documentation is tedious. If however you want to help with this, you have two options available: contribute to the wiki or contact Christoph for information on how to contribute more elaborate material.
  • Contribute Code or AddIns. We always need contributions that go beyond bug fixes. Perhaps you want to use a different compiler? Or you want to 'adopt' a feature that you need, but which hasn't been updated recently? Then feel free to look around in the wiki and be inspired to do some nifty code. Please contact Mike at the address mentioned above when you found something you like.

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