Contributing

Pidgin is a huge project with a ton of things to be done, even if you’re not a coder. Below is a short list of things you can do to help get involved!!

  • Triage the issue tracker
    • Try to reproduce described bugs. If you can find an easy way to reproduce, leave a comment to explain how to do it.
    • Find/mark/close duplicates. Seriously, even just one or two duplicates found and properly marked is a huge help to our backlog!
    • Suggest patches be turned into pull requests, or bring patches to the attention of the core dev team.
  • Help users
    • IRC: #pidgin on freenode
    • XMPP (formerly Jabber): devel@conference.pidgin.im
    • Mailing Lists:
      • support@pidgin.im
      • devel@pidgin.im
  • Proofread the documentation–this is a really, really easy way to start!
  • Help facilitate translators and translations
    • via transifex
    • help translate this repo
    • other suggestions?
  • Convert wiki pages to markdown for inclusion in this repo.
  • Walk the links on ThirdPartyPlugins and mark broken ones as such. This is another really easy way to start!
  • Participate in discussion on IRC, XMPP, and/or the Mailing Lists.

For the coders out there:

  • Find/fix build warnings
  • Find/fix bugs on your own or via the issue tracker
  • Participate in design discussions
  • Add cool features!
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