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== How to join ==
== How to join ==
Revision as of 17:56, 13 February 2013
How to code new features and cure bugs !
How to join
Outside the core dev team, several people are involved in coding for scribus. You can join them if you have C++ and QT Skills and want to fix some bugs or improve Scribus features.
Discussions sometime take place on IRC (#scribus chan on freenode). Go irc://irc.freenode.net/#scribus
The scribus-dev email discussion list is sometime used too, and could probably be used more intensely since it gathers all devs. See http://lists.scribus.info/mailman/listinfo/scribus-dev
The best way to propose code for scribus is to develop it on a dedicated GIT repository that is available for contributors. Documentation can be found here http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Git Reading access to the repo is public. You can get a writing access to the repo : have a ssh key ready and ask Malex.
Once you have your branch created, keep it up to date with the svn trunk (that is more or less regularly mirored in the GIT 'trunk' branch), and develop your code there. Document it and ask for testers to test your code when required. When some of your code is perfectly fine, create a diff and propose your patch on the bug tracker.
Hints on how to code
You got to get the code and compile it. There are several howtos on this wiki.
Scribus 'plugins' (which are staticaly compiled) are a possible way to implement new features.
QTCreator and QTDesigner are nice tool.
To begin with, you could look at the bug tracker and find easy to solve bugs.
Document your code. Scribus code base is not documented a lot. Please do document your code.