Consolidating "Help Debian"
and have came up with the first draft. It seems like a really good idea to get all this stuff in one place like the Fedora people have (https://fedoraproject.org/en/join-fedora
), and it would be much more beneficial to make it easier for new people to come and help.
If someone could take a look at my attachment and give and comments/criticisms or would like to help that would be great!
How can you help Debian?
If you are considering helping in the development of Debian there are many areas in which both experienced and inexperienced users can assist.
there are many ways you can get involved with the project and only few of them require you to be a Debian Developer.
Many of the different projects have mechanisms to allow direct access to source code trees to contributors that have shown they are trustworthy and valuable.
Typically, people which find that they can get much more involved in Debian will <a href="http://www.debian.org/devel/join/">join the project</a>, but this is not always required.
Finally, Debian provides many <a href="https://wiki.debian.org/Teams">teams</a> of developers working together on common tasks. Anybody can participate on a team, whether an official Debian Developer or not.
(place Code of Conduct near the top?)
USERS & DEVELOPERS:
While handling bugs can be considered part of the maintainer's job, your triaging contributions are welcome!
For an introduction on the important steps to report bugs in the Debian Bug Tracking System (BTS) and general bug reporting information, see these documents:
Helpful bug documents worth reading are:
- <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/HowtoUseBTS">How to use the Bug Tracking System</a>
- <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/BugsVersionTracking">Bugs Version Tracking</a>, about how the BTS treat the version informations.
- Finally don't hesitate to refer to the <a href="http://www.debian.org/Bugs/server-control">BTS documentation</a> whenever you need to write to email@example.com!
- Help packaging new applications and maintaining orphaned packages http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/
- Help teams http://wiki.debian.org/Teams
- Debian ports http://www.debian.org/ports/
- Helping with the Debian website http://www.debian.org/devel/website/
- Recommended reading http://www.debian.org/devel/website/desc
CREATIVE & NON DEVELOPERS
- Design new themes http://wiki.debian.org/DebianArt
- Help in the maintainence of the fonts (or design new fonts) http://wiki.debian.org/FontsTaskForce
- Translate website, documentation, po-debconf, Debian Project News (DPN):
- Translation https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/I18n
- Debian International http://www.debian.org/international/
- Localization https://wiki.debian.org/L10n
- Write manuals/howto/FAQ http://www.debian.org/doc/ddp
- Help the Doc team http://www.debian.org/doc/todo
- Write manpages http://lintian.debian.org/tags/binary-without-manpage.html
- Contribute to the Debian Wiki https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianWiki
- Help in writing/reviewing news and Debian Project News (DPN): https://wiki.debian.org/ProjectNews/HowToContribute
- Promoting Debian http://wiki.debian.org/Promote
- Debian Events http://www.debian.org/events/, http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents
###(As Stefano said in the bug log: Where we can point people to be informed about when/where Debian needs booth help?)###
You can also provide support by helping users on the Debian Mailing Lists and IRC Channels.
- Debian Mailing Lists
- Donations to Debian
- Becoming a Partner: